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15Aug
sprinter_msDaimler to Fix 43,000 Sprinter Vans in Latest Takata Airbag Recall

Daimler to Fix 43,000 Sprinter Vans in Latest Takata Airbag Recall

Trucks.com -August 15, 2017

Daimler to Fix 43,000 Sprinter Vans in Latest Takata Airbag Recall

Daimler Vans USA is issuing a recall for more than 43,000 Sprinter vans that are equipped with faulty front passenger airbags.
The vehicles are the latest to be caught in a massive global recall of airbags built by automotive supplier Takata Corp. A defect may cause metal fragments within the airbag to explode in the event of a crash.
The problem has been associated with 12 deaths and more than 200 injuries in the U.S. alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The models involved in the recall are the 2007-09 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500, and the 2007-09 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500. The total number of vehicles affected is 43,689…

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3Aug
smart_msModel year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles recalled

Model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs -August 3, 2017

Model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles recalledRecall Alert

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 5,061 model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles.
The lock nut that secures the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever may loosen over time, resulting in increased parking brake lever travel before the parking brake engages.
As the parking brake lever travel increases, the holding force may decrease to a point where the vehicle is no longer safely secured in all parking situations, allowing the vehicle to unexpectedly move when parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash…

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29May
mb_msMercedes-Benz Recalls Vehicles with Smoking Brakes

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Vehicles with Smoking Brakes

CarComplaints.com – May 29, 2017


Mercedes-Benz Recalls Vehicles with Smoking Brakes

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 5,800 vehicles with brake problems that can cause smoke to be seen near the wheels. The vehicles can also feel as though they are trying to slow down due brake pads touching the rotors.
The recalled vehicles include the following:
– 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250
– 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350
– 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300
– 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC 43 AMG
Mercedes learned of incidents of brake systems heating up in 2016 but couldn’t replicate the problem. Owners saw smoke coming from the wheel areas and believed their cars were on fire, but the automaker says no fires were discovered.

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22May
mb_msMercedes-Benz recalls SLK and SLC class vehicles

Mercedes-Benz recalls SLK and SLC class vehicles

Consumer Affairs – May 22, 2017


Mercedes-Benz recalls SLK and SLC class vehicles

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 5,818 model year 2015 SLK 250, 2016 SLK 350, 2016-2017 SLC 300, and 2017 SLC 43 AMG vehicles.  The vehicle’s electronic stability control (ESC) system software may incorrectly keep the brakes slightly applied.  If brake pads are constantly applied over long periods of driving, the brake components may heat up, affecting braking performance and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the dragging brakes may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire…

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29Apr
mb_msMercedes-Benz Recalls SUVs that may Lose Steering Ability

Mercedes-Benz Recalls SUVs that may Lose Steering Ability

CarComplaints.com – April 29, 2017


Mercedes-Benz Recalls SUVs that may Lose Steering Abilitys

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 10,800 SUVs at risk of losing the ability to be steered. Recalled are 2013-2016 G550, G63 AMG and 2016 G65 AMG SUVs with steering couplings that may not be tight enough.

If the steering coupling is loose, the steering coupling interlock can wear down due to an increased force on the parts and a driver can lose steering function.

In March 2015, a failed steering coupling was reported to Mercedes-Benz, something the automaker believed was an isolated incident caused by incorrect positioning of the steering coupling on the input shaft. Just as a precaution, a positioning gauge was installed at the supplier as a preventive measure.

However, two more incidents arrived in January 2016, causing Mercedes and the supplier to start investigations.

By April 2016, engineers determined the steering couplings hadn’t been tight enough, then in August two more complaints came in and caused the automaker to initiate more tests. By March 2017, Mercedes determined the vehicles did fine once new steering couplings were installed…

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24Apr
mb_ms2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, E-Class: Recall Alert

2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, E-Class: Recall Alert

Cars.com – April 24, 2017


2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, E-Class: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,000 model-year 2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic coupes and GLE300d 4Matic, GL63 AMG, GLE350, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE43 AMG coupe 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic and GLE63S AMG coupe 4Matic SUVs; model-year 2017 E300 4Matic sedans and GLS63 AMG 4Matic SUVs; and model-year 2016-17 GL350 4Matic Bluetec, GL450 4Matic and GL550 4Matic SUVs

The Problem: An electric power steering connector may be insufficiently sealed, allowing water to enter the control unit, possibly deactivating power steering assist and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the connector and inspect the electric power steering rack, replacing the rack, as necessary, for free…

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8Mar
mb_msMercedes Recalls SUVs Due to Defective Console Latches

Mercedes Recalls SUVs Due to Defective Console Latches

Recall Masters – March 8, 2017


Mercedes Recalls SUVs Due to Defective Console Latches

Mercedes Benz USA has recalled almost 6,000 vehicles with defective interior console latches, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects a number of sport utility models produced between July and October of last year, including:

GLE 400 4Matic
GLE 350 and 350 4Matic
GLE 550E 4Matic
GLE 63 AMG, 63S AMG and 63S AMG 4Matic Coupe
GLE 43 AMG 4Matic Coupe
GLS 450 4Matic
GLS 550 4matic
GLS 63 AMG 4Matic…

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4Mar
mb_msMercedes-Benz recalls 300,000 U.S. vehicles due to fire hazard

Mercedes-Benz recalls 300,000 U.S. vehicles due to fire hazard

UPI – March 4, 2017


Mercedes-Benz recalls 300,000 U.S. vehicles due to fire hazards

More than 300,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States have been recalled due to a possible fire hazard.

The recall includes about 308,000 C- and E-Class vehicles, as well as CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles and has been linked to 35 car fires in the United States, according to the company.

“This situation typically occurs in the rare situation where a vehicle is stranded in a significant amount of standing water and the engine stalls and cannot be restarted on the first try,” a Mercedes representative told CNN.

Other areas are subject to the recall but most of the affected vehicles are in the United States and were built between February 2014 and February 2017…

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20Feb
mb_ms2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Series recalled to fix airbag glitch

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Series recalled to fix airbag glitch

The Car Connection – February 20, 2017


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Series recalled to fix airbag glitch

Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 12,500 E-Class vehicles from the 2017 model year to fix a manufacturing problem that could increase the risk of injury during collisions.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the occupant detection control unit in some 2017 E-Class cars may have been improperly installed.

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That’s a real concern, because the control unit turns the front passenger airbags on and off, depending on whether the front passenger seat is occupied by an adult. If it deactivates the airbags because it thinks that cargo or a child seat have been placed in the front passenger seat, adult passengers could face a dramatically higher risk of injury in a crash.

The recall involves 2017 models of the Mercedes-Benz E300, E300 4Matic, and E43 AMG. Mercedes says that 12,456 of those vehicles are registered in the U.S…

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