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.

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