Daimler recalls Metris vans over decreased braking peformance

Sandy Springs, GA – March 6, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, has issued a recall for 28,743 vehicles over improperly mounted brake reservoirs that can detach during use, affecting “braking performance” and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers the following vans:

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris

Recall summary

Brake fluid is a necessary component of a vehicle’s braking system, providing the force that allows the brakes to engage when the brake pedal is pressed by the driver. This fluid is stored in a reservoir tank located in the engine bay.

The reservoir for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz brake fluid is mounted improperly on recalled vehicles. This can cause the component to detach during operation, potentially compromising the vehicle’s capability to provide adequate and timely braking force. 

The component involved in this recall is the Expansion Rivet, with part number A2019900192.  

Recall risks

Decreased braking performance increases possibility of a crash.

Warning signs

The driver may become aware of the issue if he or she sees the “brake warning lamp” come on in the instrument panel or feels a “a gradual softening of brake pedal resistance.”

Other Mercedes-Benz Metris recalls 

Over 17,000 vans were just recalled due to a faulty rearview camera that could cause the image to freeze, increasing the risk of a crash while backing up, as reported. 

The repair

Dealers will make sure that the reservoir is attached as a way of addressing Mercedes brake issues. Affected owners will be notified by mail by March 28, 2022.  All inspections and repairs will be conducted free of charge.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 28,700 vehicles are included in this Mercedes-Benz recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check,  use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

Joseph EstabilloDaimler recalls Metris vans over decreased braking peformance

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