Mercedes-Benz recalls C300 and AMG C43 sedans that may stall  

Jacksonville, FL – July 30, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS: MBGYY) is recalling 8,178 cars whose transmission may fail, causing the vehicle to lose drive, which ups the chances of a crash and injury. 

This recall affects the following cars with an automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel-drive system:

  • 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz C300
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 

Recall summary  

Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission wiring harness – which is part of the mechanism responsible for propelling the car forward – is too short and can rub against other components. This could damage the wire over time, resulting in a loss of transmission.

Recall risks

The defect may result in the driver being stranded on the side of the road or losing power in traffic. Both situations increase the risk of an accident and injuries for everyone involved.

Warning signs

If the damaged wiring affects the transmission’s operation, the driver will be warned with several corresponding messages on the dashboard. 

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

Earlier this month, there was a large Mercedes-Benz recall – which included some of the affected vehicles – also due to the risk of stalling, as reported. However, in that case the problem was caused by a failing fuel pump.

Additionally, some of the C300 cars may also have been affected by an October 2022 recall due to a electrical problem which could cause them to burst into flames.

The repair

Dealers will repair the harness free of charge. Owners should be notified on August 29, 2023. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

More than 8,000 cars are affected by this Mercedes-Benz loss of drive recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Bojan PopicMercedes-Benz recalls C300 and AMG C43 sedans that may stall  

Daimler recalls vehicles over risk of stalling 

Sandy Springs, GA – July 15, 2023 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands, is recalling 164,054 passenger cars and commercial vans because they may stall due to fuel pump failure. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.

Some of the affected vehicles include: 

  • 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43
  • 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S
  • 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG E53
  • 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG G53
  • 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43
  • 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55
  • 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz C300
  • 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz E350
  • 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz S500
  • 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz S550
  • 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Maybach S580
  • 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500
  • 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • 2021 Freightliner Sprinter 1500
  • 2021 Freightliner Sprinter 2500

Recall summary  

The fuel pump impeller is a plastic disk that helps “increase the pressure and flow of fuel.” Due to a supplier error, the impeller in the affected vehicles “may deform.” This may result in a shutdown of the pump and an engine stall.

The full list of the affected vehicles is available here

Recall risks

A stalled vehicle may get hit by oncoming traffic. This ups the risk of an injury for the car occupants and other motorists.

Warning signs

The driver may notice a “malfunction warning message” on the dash or experience the engine “running rough.”

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

Some of these Mercedes-Benz vans may have been affected by a recall caused by the risk of rollaway, which took place in November 2022

More recently, in January 2023, a large batch of Mercedes-Benz cars was recalled also because of the risk of stall, as reported.

The repair

Dealers will replace the fuel pump with an upgraded one free of charge.

Owners should be notified on July 28, 2023. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

More than 160,000 cars and vans are being recalled over this Mercedes-Benz fuel pump issue. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Bojan PopicDaimler recalls vehicles over risk of stalling 

Mercedes recalls hybrids that may stall

Jacksonville, FL  – June 18, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:MBGYY) is recalling 8,281 cars because they may lose power, increasing the risk of a crash.

The following luxury hybrid sedans and SUVs are affected:

  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQE
  • 2022 – 2023  Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS
  • 2022 – 2023  Mercedes-Benz EQS 450
  • 2022 – 2023  Mercedes-Benz EQS 580

Recall summary  

Due to a software error, the vehicles’ drivetrain may deactivate. This may result in the car losing power unexpectedly.

Recall risks

All of the associated risks are described in a recent article about a similar Stellantis recall.

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

Some of the model-years involved in this recall were recalled earlier this month due to another software error which may cause them to lose stability and result in the loss of anti-lock brakes, as reported.

In April 2023, the manufacturer issued a third recall over a water leak which may cause a fire, also as reported.

The repair

Dealers will fix the issue by updating the software on the affected vehicles free of charge.

Owners should receive correspondence with more information by August 4, 2023.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 8,000 cars are affected by this Mercedes software error recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Aleksandra SnesarevaMercedes recalls hybrids that may stall

Mercedes-Benz recalls sedans over loss of stability and ABS   

Jacksonville, FL – June 4, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:MBGYY), which owns the Maybach brand, is recalling 7,558 sedans whose stability and handling may be affected by a software error. This increases the risk of a crash and injury. 

Affected models include the following: 

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz S580E
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S580
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S680

Recall summary  

All listed vehicles are equipped with a safety feature called Electronic Stability Control (ESP). Its job is to prevent the wheels from locking up or losing traction during harsh cornering, as reported.

In the affected vehicles, the software error might result in the ESP shutting down, affecting a variety of different functions, including anti-lock brakes (ABS), anti-skid regulation and the vehicle’s speedometer.

Recall risks

With the ESP out of order, the vehicle will be less stable and harder to handle. In addition, the speedometer will not work, showing zero miles-per-hour (mph) regardless of the actual speed. All these issues up the risk of an accident.

Warning signs 

Should the ESP malfunction occur, multiple warning lights and messages will pop up on the vehicle’s dashboard. 

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

Some of these vehicles may have been affected by a recall caused by inoperable rearview cameras, which took place in July 2022

In January 2023, Mercedes-Benz recalled a large batch of cars over the risk of stalling

In April 2023, the manufacturer conducted a third round of recalls for cars that may catch fire due to water intrusion, as reported.

The repair

Dealers will fix the issue by updating the ESP software free of charge.

Owners should receive letters with more information by July 18, 2023. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

More than 7,000 luxurious sedans are affected by this Mercedes-Benz ESP recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Bojan PopicMercedes-Benz recalls sedans over loss of stability and ABS   

Mercedes-Benz issues third recall for water leak that can lead to fire, limp-home mode

Jacksonville, FL – April 8, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:MBGYY), which also owns the Maybach brand, is recalling 6,140 vehicles over a water leak that presents a host of dangers to occupants, including the risk of fire and reduced engine performance.

This recall serves as an expansion of two previous recalls for the same issue conducted in 2019 and 2021.

The latest installment covers the following models: 

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE53
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63
  • 2020–2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE350
  • 2020–2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE580
  • 2020–2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS450
  • 2020–2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS580
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS600


Recall summary

Water forms as a typical byproduct of a car’s air conditioning system and is diverted away from the car down to the ground through a drain hose. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose may be incorrectly installed, causing water to leak inside the cabin through the front passenger footwell.

The component involved in this recall is the A/C drain hose with part number A1678323600.  

Recall risks

Water entering the passenger compartment presents many risks to both the vehicle and the occupants. Rust could form from within the vehicle and the water can also potentially short out the electrical system. Apart from presenting an increased risk of fire, this can also cause the car’s electronic features to malfunction, which could affect the ability to unlock doors and call emergency services.

The leak can also accidentally trigger the engine’s limp-home feature while driving, upping the probability of a crash.       

Warning signs

Users may notice that the front footwell carpets have become wet under normal use, as well as misting on the windows.

Background of the recall

In August 2021, Mercedes-Benz conducted an investigation into reports that certain GLE and GLS vehicles that were not included in previous recalls were experiencing water leaks. By February 2023, the automaker traced the problem to drain hoses incorrectly installed during the assembly process. This led to the present recall. There has been no reported crashes or injuries leading up the the recall announcement.

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

In October 2022, Mercedes-Benz recalled 59,574 vehicles due to faulty seat back locks on the third row seats that could potentially increase the risk of injury in a crash.    

In January 2023, some 123,696 Mercedes-Benz vehicles spanning multiple models were recalled following reports of detaching sunroofs, as reported.

The repair

Dealers will reinstall the hoses correctly free of charge.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by May 16, 2023.  

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 61,000 vehicles are affected by this Mercedes-Benz water intrusion recall. To run a Mercedes-Benz recall check or check for more 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG Recalls,  please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloMercedes-Benz issues third recall for water leak that can lead to fire, limp-home mode

Mercedes-Benz recalls cars that may stall due to water damage

Jacksonville, FL – January 29, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:MBGYY) is recalling 323,963 vehicles due to an engine stall caused by water getting into the vehicle. This increases the risk of a crash.

The recall covers the following models:

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML 250
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML 400
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300D
  • 2012 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350
  • 2012 – 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML550
  • 2017 – 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE43
  • 2016 – 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63
  • 2012 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG ML63
  • 2016 – 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
  • 2016 – 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400
  • 2016 – 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550E

Recall summary

Water may find its way into the rear part of the vehicle and reach the fuel pump and interfere with its work, starving the car of fuel. There are several causes of the defect, with one of them seemingly related to a manufacturing error and the other caused by unspecified actions taken by the owner when opening and closing the hatch.

The components involved in the recall are the plug with part number A0039981450 and the fuel pump control unit with multiple part numbers including A0009003800, A0009003101 and A0009007306.

Recall risks

Lack of fuel pumping into the engine can lead to a stall, which ups the risk of a crash.

Warning signs 

Drivers may hear the sound of water sloshing around from inside the spare tire wheel well or notice dampness in the carpet in the rear area of the cabin. The check engine light could also come on on the dashboard before the issue occurs. After the water enters the car, a different, unspecified warning message should pop up on the screen.

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

In May 2022, Mercedes-Benz issued a stop-drive order and a recall for 292,287 vehicles over a brake failure risk that increases the risk of a crash. As of January 11, 2023, over 145,000 cars still needed to be repaired. Please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool to determine if yours is one of them.

In October 2022, Mercedes-Benz also recalled 19,698 vehicles over the loss of safety features caused by the 12-volt battery in the trunk being improperly secured. This could lead to an inability to call emergency services or exit the vehicle in the event of a crash.

The repair

To prevent this Mercedes-Benz engine stall, dealers will install a water drain plug in the spare tire wheel well and replace the fuel pump control unit if necessary. All repairs will be conducted free of charge and owners who paid for repairs before the recall was announced will be reimbursed.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified on or around February 21, 2023.  

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 300,000 vehicles are affected by this Mercedes-Benz water ingress recall. To see if your vehicle is among them or to check for Mercedes-Benz AMG recalls, run a Mercedes-Benz recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloMercedes-Benz recalls cars that may stall due to water damage

Daimler recalls Mercedes-Benz cars with fly-away sunroofs

Jacksonville, FL – January 22, 2023 – Daimler (NASDAQ:DDAIF), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, is recalling 123,696 vehicles whose sunroofs may detach. This creates a road hazard and ups the risk of a crash.

The lengthy list of affected vehicles includes the following models: 

  • 2002 – 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230
  • 2001 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz C240
  • 2006 – 2007 Mercedes-Benz C280
  • 2001 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz C320
  • 2006 – 2007 Mercedes-Benz C350
  • 2003 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
  • 2006 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK350
  • 2003 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
  • 2007 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550
  • 2006 – 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
  • 2005 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz E320
  • 2003 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz E500
  • 2007 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz E550
  • 2002 – 2004 Mercedes-Benz AMG C32
  • 2005 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz AMG C55
  • 2003 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK55
  • 2007 – 2011 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS63
  • 2003 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz AMG E55
  • 2007 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63
  • 2006 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz E350
  • 2006 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS55

Recall summary  

All vehicles affected by this recall are equipped with a sunroof. Due to a supplier error, the sunroof’s glass panel was inadequately bonded to the metal frame beneath it. 

Because of that, the bonding adhesive could deteriorate and not hold these two components together. As a result, the glass panel may detach from the frame and fly away from the vehicle

The component causing this recall is the sunroof cover, with part numbers  A2117800300, A2097800200, A2197800100 or A2037800121, depending on the model. 

Recall risks

A glass panel that detaches while driving will fly off, potentially hitting nearby pedestrians or oncoming vehicles. In addition, this part might land on the road, endangering other motorists.

Warning signs 

If the adhesive starts falling apart, the owners might notice a partially detached sunroof and excessive wind noise while driving. 

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

This is not the first time Mercedes-Benz has had issues with fly-away components. Back in September 2022, they recalled more than 100,000 SUVs and sedans because their trim bars could detach while driving.

In addition, one of the recent Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalls over a fire risk took place in October 2022

The repair

Dealers will inspect the sunroof and replace it if the bondage between the glass panel and the metal frame is inadequate. The repair is free of charge. 

Vehicle owners will be notified on February 21, 2023. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 100,000 cars are affected by this Mercedes detached sunroof panel recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Bojan PopicDaimler recalls Mercedes-Benz cars with fly-away sunroofs

Daimler issues second recall for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner vans over rollaway risk

Sandy Springs, GA – November 24, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns both the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands, is recalling 124,305 vehicles at risk of rollaway while in Park, increasing the risk of injury and crash. This follows a U.S. government investigation into the issue which so far, has resulted in one other recall.

The recall includes the following vans:

  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4500
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Sprinter 1500
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Sprinter 2500
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Sprinter 3500
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Sprinter 4500

Recall summary

In the subject vehicles, part of the mechanism for locking the vehicle in Park can wear out. As a result, the vehicle can roll away when parked, unless the manual parking brake is engaged.

Daimler pointed to a software problem – as well as unspecified “driving practices “ as the cause of the excess wear.

Recall risks

Vehicle rollaway increases the risk of a crash, injury to those traveling in or near the vehicle, as well as damage to property.

Safety tips

Engaging the Sprinter van parking brake should prevent rollaways until the repair is made.

Background of the recall

The government investigation that was launched in August 2021 affected 19,000 vehicles, including ambulances and Amazon trucks. Eleven reports of the vans rolling away were noted, with one injury recorded at the time.

There was subsequently a recall of 48,400 vehicles issued in January this year, attributed to the same issue.

Other recent Sprinter van recalls

In June 2021, Daimler recalled 4,078 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner vans over a problem with the side airbags.

The repair

To remedy the Sprinter van parking brake issue, Mercedes-Benz service partners will do a software update of the affected units free of charge . Owners will be notified of the repair program on or around December 19, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 120,000 vehicles are included in this Daimler Mercedes-Benz van recall. To perform a Mercedes-Benz recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiDaimler issues second recall for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner vans over rollaway risk

Mercedes-Benz recalls SUVs over seat lock issue, injury risk

Jacksonville, FL – October 28, 2022 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:MBGYY) is issuing a recall for 59,574 SUVs over faulty locks on the third-row seat backs, which could lead to injury in the event of a crash. 

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63
  • 2020 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450
  • 2020 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580

Recall summary

Seat back locks secure seat backs in place and prevent them from unintentionally moving forward when an accident occurs. In the affected models, locks on the third-row seats could fail when the vehicle is involved in a crash due to a supplier error.

The component involved in this recall is the seat backrest frame located in the Mercedes-Benz third row seats, with part numbers A1679301702 and A1679301802. 

Recall risks

When a crash happens, a defective seat lock could cause the seat back to forcefully fold forward, increasing the occupant’s risk of injury. 

Other Mercedes-Benz AMG recalls

In May 2022, Mercedes-Benz issued a recall for 21,306 mild-hybrid vehicles over a loose electrical connection under the front passenger seat, which presents a higher risk of overheating and fire.

In July 2022, the automaker issued another recall for 8,530 cars over a software issue on the rearview camera that could prevent it from displaying an image on the dashboard monitor. This reduces the driver’s view of the area behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

The repair

Owners can bring affected vehicles to an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer, who will check the third-row seat back locking mechanisms and, if necessary, replace the seat back. This will be done at no cost to the owner.

 Affected owners will be notified on or around November 29, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 59,000 vehicles are affected by this Mercedes-Benz seat back lock recall. To see if your vehicle is included, run a Mercedes-Benz recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

Joseph EstabilloMercedes-Benz recalls SUVs over seat lock issue, injury risk

Mercedes-Benz issues recall over loss of safety features

Jacksonville, FL – October 27, 2022 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:MBGYY) is recalling 19,698 vehicles because the 12-volt battery located in the trunk may not be properly secured. In a crash, the battery could come loose, disabling some safety functions and increasing the risk of injury.

The recall includes the following vehicles:

  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Coupe
  • 2019 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 Coupe
  • 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz E450
  • 2019 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E53

Recall summary

The vehicles involved in this recall have a 12-volt battery located in the spare wheel well in the trunk that powers essential safety features. In the subject vehicles, this battery may not be properly secured, meaning that it may move and potentially disconnect in a crash.

The component in question is the Mercedes-Benz 12 volt battery, with part numbers A0019827908 and A0009825010.

Recall risks

If the battery disconnects during a crash, certain post-crash safety features may fail. These include the emergency call (eCall) system, which contacts emergency services in the event of a collision; hazard warning lights, which make a disabled vehicle more visible; and electric seat adjustment and automatically unlocking doors, which make it easier for occupants to get out of the vehicle. Without these features, passengers are at greater risk of injury after the crash occurs.

Other recent Mercedes-Benz recalls

Other recent Mercedes-Benz recalls include one in August in which nearly 30,000 vehicles were recalled over a fault with the electrical system that could cause a fire.

In late September, 161,000 vehicles were recalled for trim bars that could detach while the vehicle is in motion, causing a road hazard.

The repair

To address this Mercedes-Benz electrical issue, owners can take their vehicles to a Mercedes-Benz dealer for additional mounting support to be installed at no cost.

Owners will be notified of the repair program by November 29, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 20,000 vehicles are included in this Mercedes-Benz recall. To perform a Mercedes-Benz recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiMercedes-Benz issues recall over loss of safety features