Jacksonville, FL – May 29, 2021 – Daimler AG (NASDAQ:DDAIF), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, is recalling 342,366 vehicles whose rearview camera may display no image or reboot while reversing. This limits visibility for the driver, increasing the risk of an accident and injury. The recall includes 48 model years, including Mercedes Benz GLS vehicles. The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLE Class cars are not part of the recall.
The recall includes:
● 2020 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA35
● 2020 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45
● 2020 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE350
● 2020 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450
● 2020 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE580
● 2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS450
● 2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS580
● 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS600
Due to a software issue, the rearview camera in the recalled vehicles may reboot while reversing or show a blank image.
Without the video feed from a rear camera, the driver will have limited visibility while backing up. This can lead to property damage or injury. The risk is even greater if the driver relies solely on the backup camera when going in reverse.
Other Mercedes-Benz recalls
This is not the first time Mercedes-Benz has an issue with their rearview cameras. In the beginning of last year, the 2019 Mercedes Benz A class vehicles were subject to a similar recall due to a software glitch.
The fix is a software update that will be done for free. The recall will start on July 13.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Mercedes Benz recall includes over 340,000 different vehicles. To see if your vehicle is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.