Daimler recalls Mercedes-Benz Metris vans over tire failure risk

Sandy Springs, GA – July 17, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, is recalling 24,403 vehicles whose maximum load rating was calculated incorrectly. Loading the vehicle up to the posted maximum may cause excessive wear on the tires as well as potential “tire failure,” increasing the risk of a crash. 

This recall includes the 2016 – 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans.

Recall summary

The vehicles were given a maximum load rating that was slightly higher than allowed due to “an oversight.” This means that owners could unknowingly overload the vehicle.

Recall risks

An overloaded vehicle may cause excessive tire wear and lead to tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Warning signs

In the event of a loss of tire pressure, drivers will be alerted by the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) warning signal on the instrument cluster and should be able to take “appropriate mitigation measures.”

Other recent Daimler recalls

Other Mercedes-Benz van recalls include one in May involving Metris vans that are unable to dial emergency services. This puts vehicle occupants at risk of not getting the necessary help in time in case of an injury or crash.

In the same month, a stop-drive notice was issued for Mercedes-Benz R-Class, ML-Class, and GL-Class vehicles. A defective braking system could  increase the risk of a crash.

Among earlier Mercedes-Benz Metris recalls was one issued in March: 2016–2021 vans were recalled over decreased braking performance, due to a manufacturing error.

Repair

Daimler has not yet announced a remedy for this recall. Vehicle owners can expect to receive further communication by July 25, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 20,000 vehicles are included in this Mercedes-Benz tire recall. To perform a Mercedes-Benz recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Daimler recalls vans with malfunctioning rearview camera

Sandy Springs, GA – May 15, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands, is recalling 12,086 vans with rearview cameras that may freeze or fail to display an image. This increases the risk of running into pedestrians or other vehicles while backing up.

 In total, 24 different models are affected by this recall, including the following:

  • 2019 –2021 Freightliner Sprinter 1500
  • 2019 – 2021 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
  • 2019 – 2021 Freightliner Sprinter 3500
  • 2019 – 2021 Freightliner Sprinter 4500
  • 2019 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500
  • 2019 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • 2019 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • 2019 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4500

Recall summary

All vehicles affected by this recall have a rearview camera that shows an image on the central display when backing up. Due to a software issue, the image coming from this camera may fail to appear or may freeze.

The component causing this recall is the software for the rearview camera, with part numbers A2139027817 or A0009022059.

Warning signs  

Drivers may notice a blank or frozen image on the display while reversing. 

Recall risks

Without an image from the rearview camera, the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle while backing up is limited. This may result in property damage or injury to pedestrians, especially if the driver relies solely on the backup camera when going in reverse.

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

This Mercedes-Benz van recall is not the first one caused by malfunctioning rearview cameras. The latest happened only two weeks ago, affecting a large number of passenger vehicles.

The repair

Dealers will update the camera software in all affected vehicles with a version that meets current specifications. Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent on June 13, 2022 and all repairs will be done free of charge.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Mercedes-Benz rearview camera recall affects more than 10,000 vans. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles over risk of fire

Jacksonville, FL – May 4, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, is recalling 21,306 vehicles with an electrical installation that could overheat. This may cause a vehicle fire, increasing the risk of injury and property damage.

The affected vehicles include:

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS600
  • 2020 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450
  • 2020 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE580
  • 2020 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS450
  • 2020 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS580
  • 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE53

Recall summary  

All models on this are so-called “mild hybrids,” meaning they have an electric motor which works together with an engine to make it more fuel-efficient. This electric motor runs on 48V and has a separate electrical installation with several ground connections to power different components in the car.

In affected vehicles, the nut that secures one of the connections under the front passenger seat might not be tightened sufficiently. This may cause the connector to overheat and catch on fire. 

The component in question is the ground connection nut, with part number A0029906850.  

Recall risks

For more on the risks of fire, please visit this article about a Hyundai recall due to the risk of fire.

Warning signs

The driver may notice warning messages concerning the “48V onboard power supply” on the dashboard

Other Mercedes-Benz recalls

Apart from this Mercedes-Benz electrical Issue, there were at least two major Mercedes-Benz recalls in the past couple of months.  Earlier this month, over 8,000 new cars were recalled due to incorrectly programmed cruise control. The program would still run even if the driver’s hands were not on the wheel which is required for safety reasons.

In late March, 9,156 cars were subject to a recall due to inoperable rear lights also due to a programming error, as reported.

The repair

Dealers will tighten the nuts in question free of charge. Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent on June 7, 2022.  

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Mercedes-Benz electrical ground connection recall is affecting more than 20,000 vehicles. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Daimler recalls new Mercedes-Benz s580 cars that may stall

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

Recall summary  

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.

Recall risks

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.

The repair

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.

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