Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 8,500 vehicles in three recalls just one day after the automaker recalled vehicles for door lock problems.
Adding to the door lock problems, the latest three recalls includes headlight, airbag and braking defects.
More than 8,100 model year 2016-2017 GLC300, GLC300 4MATIC and GLC43 4MATIC vehicles have low-beam headlight problems due to incorrect adjustments at the assembly plant.
Mercedes discovered the problem in November 2016 at an assembly plant when workers found that the lights weren’t angled correctly….
Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles for power steering problem [Video]
Mercedes-Benz USA recently issued a recall for 72 vehicles from the 2017 model year, including E 300 sedans, S 65 AMG coupes, and Maybach S 600s.
All vehicles in the recall were produced between July 29, 2016 and February 14, 2017.
They all have defects related to brackets on the power steering columns, which could break due to vibration and temperature fluctuation.
If that happens, the power steering assist could become disabled during operation, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Mercedes-Benz is asking drivers with affected vehicles to return the vehicles to their dealers for complementary repairs. Owners will be notified of the recall in January 2018…
Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 17,400 vehicles in two separate recalls, one recall to fix sunroof panels that can fly off the vehicles, and the other recall to fix dangerous problems that could force a driver to shift into NEUTRAL just to get the vehicle stopped.
early 9,400 model year 2017-2018 GLC300, GLC300 4Matic and GLC43 AMG vehicles are recalled to fix sunroofs that can detach and fly away. The panoramic sunroofs have insufficient bonding adhesive used on the frontal and side plastic panels.
In June 2017, Mercedes opened investigations after two reports of sunroof panels detaching from the vehicles. The affected parts were collected and joint testing was conducted with the supplier, Webasto Roof Systems US…
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 2,098 model year 2015-2016 C63 AMG, model year 2015-2017 C63S and model year 2017 C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Cabrio vehicles.
The rear axle differential mounting flange may fracture from repeated aggressive launches.
A fractured rear axle mounting flange can cause the rear differential to become misaligned, possibly resulting in failure of the driveshaft and a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash…
Almost half a million Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the U.S. recalled for airbag issue
Over one million Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide have been recalled this week due to faulty wiring that can cause the driver-side airbag to spontaneously deploy.
The problem lies in the steering column, where an electrostatic discharge, a broken clock spring and insufficient grounding can sometimes lead to the airbag inadvertently deploying. To fix this issue, the German automaker’s recall will add new grounding to the steering components…
Vehicles Affected: Approximately model-year 2016-17 12,300 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 coupe SUVs and model-year 2017 GLE43 SUVs
The Problem: The engine control unit and transmission control unit software may have compatibility conflicts that cause the engine to shut down while the driver brakes to a stop or accelerates following an Eco start, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the engine and transmission control unit software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners in September. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…
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…
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…
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.
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…