Jacksonville, FL – January 9, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY) that owns both Mercedes-Benz and AMG brands, is recalling 38,312 vehicles with a suspension issue that may result in a loss of steering. This increases the risk of an accident and injury. Affected vehicles include:
- 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB35
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 SUV is not part of this recall.
As reported, axles transfer the power from the vehicle to the wheels which enables the car to move. Front axles in particular also aid with steering and cushioning the blow from driving on uneven roads.
An integral carrier, more commonly known as subframe, is the central part of the front axle that holds most of the suspension components in place. The supplier of these parts in the recalled vehicles did not apply enough “corrosion protection,” potentially leading the carrier to corrode and break or bend under loads. This may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
The component in question is the “Integral Carrier” with part number A1776207101.
Losing control of the car greatly increases the risk of a crash.
Other Daimler recalls
Among all the previous recalls concerning the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4matic, the one from July caused by a water leak is the most recent one. As for the 2021 AMG variant, there was a rear-spoiler-related recall in April.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will fix the issue by checking the condition of the integral carrier and replacing it if needed. All repairs will be done free of charge. Notifications about this replacement will be sent to vehicle owners by mail on February 15, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Mercedes-Benz front axle carrier recall is affecting more than 30,000 vehicles. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if your vehicle is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.