2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 recalled due to child-lock symbol

AMG G63 wagons built between 2018 and 2019 may have a misleading child-lock symbol.

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 361 examples of its AMG G63 wagon with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an incorrect child safety lock symbol.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the incorrectly embossed symbol “may result in a misinterpretation of the locking status of the child safety lock”.

It may be possible to open the rear doors on the AMG G63 wagon from the inside even though it appears they have been locked, based on the diagram. Conversely, it may also not be possible to open the rear doors from the inside after appearing to unlock the child safety latch.

Mercedes-Benz says the display and use of the child safety lock is shown correctly in the operator’s manual.

Affected cars were sold between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2019. Mercedes-Benz Australia is contacting owners to organise inspection and repair of the defect.

The brand says there are no known instances of the issue affecting Australian owners.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 361 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your G63, find your closest Mercedes-Benz dealership by clicking here.

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