Jacksonville, FL – November 21, 2021 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, has recalled 9,120 cars that may stall due to a computer issue. This increases the risk of a crash.
The recall includes:
- 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz s580 sedans
- 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz s580 4matic sedans
- 2021 – 2022 Mercedes Benz Maybach s580 sedans
The engine control unit (ECU) is a computer inside the car that ensures engine’s performance. Due to a software issue caused by the supplier of the unit, the affected s580’s may suddenly stall, without warning, after the car is started.
Drivers may not be able to restart the car after it is stalled.
The ECU at the center of this recall has with multiple part numbers, including A1779023611 and A1779023911.
Stalling unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash for the driver and surrounding vehicles. Read more about how to handle a stalled car in this article about a recent Chrysler recall.
Dealers will update the software in these vehicles free of charge. Drivers will be sent letters with more information about the recall before December 28, 2021.
Recent Mercedes-Benz recalls
In September, Mercedes-Benz recalled over 4,000 vehicles over a child car seat issue. In July, 2020 Mercedes GLB 250 SUVs were recalled because of a water leak.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 9,000 vehicles are included in this Mercedes-Benz recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.