Sandy Springs, GA – March 5, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, has issued a recall for 17,093 vehicles over a defect in the rearview camera which can cause the images shown on the rearview display to freeze. This defect increases the risk of an accident.
The recall covers the following vans:
- 2015 Mercedes-Benz Metris
- 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris
- 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris
This Mercedes rearview camera issues’ recall is caused by a hardware defect involving the memory chip on the rearview camera. This may cause the images shown on the rearview display to freeze, compromising visibility to the rear of the vehicle.
The component involved in this recall is the rearview camera with multiple part numbers, including A4479052502 and A4479054603.
For more on risks, please visit the following article on a Ford recall due to the same issue.
Other Mercedes-Benz Metris recalls
The Mercedes-Benz Metris was first recalled in 2016 over an issue also related to limited rearward visibility, when an advisory was issued over inadequate visibility of the front passenger side mirror.
More recently, a recall for the Mercedes-Benz Metris was issued in February 2022 over an improperly mounted brake fluid reservoir. This component can potentially detach and leak brake fluid during operation, compromising the vehicle’s ability to safely come to a stop and leading to an increased risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the rearview camera on recalled vehicles. As a stop-gap measure in case of insufficient spare parts, dealers will update the camera software to reduce the probability of failure. The update will result in a “black screen” instead of freezing the image in case a failure occurs, to further reduce the safety risk.
Affected owners will be notified by March 21, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 17,000 vehicles are included in this Mercedes-Benz Metris recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz van recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.