Mercedes-Benz recalls C300 and AMG C43 sedans that may stall  

Jacksonville, FL – July 30, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS: MBGYY) is recalling 8,178 cars whose transmission may fail, causing the vehicle to lose drive, which ups the chances of a crash and injury. 

This recall affects the following cars with an automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel-drive system:

  • 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz C300
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 

Recall summary  

Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission wiring harness – which is part of the mechanism responsible for propelling the car forward – is too short and can rub against other components. This could damage the wire over time, resulting in a loss of transmission.

Recall risks

The defect may result in the driver being stranded on the side of the road or losing power in traffic. Both situations increase the risk of an accident and injuries for everyone involved.

Warning signs

If the damaged wiring affects the transmission’s operation, the driver will be warned with several corresponding messages on the dashboard. 

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

Earlier this month, there was a large Mercedes-Benz recall – which included some of the affected vehicles – also due to the risk of stalling, as reported. However, in that case the problem was caused by a failing fuel pump.

Additionally, some of the C300 cars may also have been affected by an October 2022 recall due to a electrical problem which could cause them to burst into flames.

The repair

Dealers will repair the harness free of charge. Owners should be notified on August 29, 2023. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

More than 8,000 cars are affected by this Mercedes-Benz loss of drive recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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