Jacksonville, FL – June 4, 2023 – Mercedes-Benz (OTCMKTS:MBGYY), which owns the Maybach brand, is recalling 7,558 sedans whose stability and handling may be affected by a software error. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.
Affected models include the following:
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz S580E
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S580
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S680
All listed vehicles are equipped with a safety feature called Electronic Stability Control (ESP). Its job is to prevent the wheels from locking up or losing traction during harsh cornering, as reported.
In the affected vehicles, the software error might result in the ESP shutting down, affecting a variety of different functions, including anti-lock brakes (ABS), anti-skid regulation and the vehicle’s speedometer.
With the ESP out of order, the vehicle will be less stable and harder to handle. In addition, the speedometer will not work, showing zero miles-per-hour (mph) regardless of the actual speed. All these issues up the risk of an accident.
Should the ESP malfunction occur, multiple warning lights and messages will pop up on the vehicle’s dashboard.
Other Mercedes-Benz recalls
Some of these vehicles may have been affected by a recall caused by inoperable rearview cameras, which took place in July 2022.
In January 2023, Mercedes-Benz recalled a large batch of cars over the risk of stalling.
In April 2023, the manufacturer conducted a third round of recalls for cars that may catch fire due to water intrusion, as reported.
Dealers will fix the issue by updating the ESP software free of charge.
Owners should receive letters with more information by July 18, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 7,000 luxurious sedans are affected by this Mercedes-Benz ESP recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.