Mercedes-AMG GT, GLE 550e Recalled for Separate Issues
Mercedes-Benz has announced two recalls, one for the AMG GT and another for the GLE 550e.
The first recall affects all models of the Mercedes-AMG GT from the 2018 model year, and involves an issue with the seat belts. According to the recall notice, the seat belts may bind within the guidance loops, possibly causing slack in the seat belts and increasing the risk of an injury in crash. A total of 1,263 units in the U.S. are affected by the recall and dealers will reconfigure the seat belt guides for free in order to resolve the issue.
The other recall involves the GLE 550e hybrid crossover from the 2016-2017 model years. A total of 64 units are affected, which have a tire pressure label on the B-pillar with the incorrect seating capacity and front and rear tire dimension information. As a result of the wrong label, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 101, “Tire Selection and Rims.” Using the wrong tire sizes on a vehicle can affect the speedometer reading, which can increase the risk of a crash…
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…