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Mercedes-Benz USA Issues Recalls Due to Battery Warning System Issue

Giancarlo Perlas May 8, 2023

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling some of its electric vehicles (EVs) produced between 2022 to 2023. The models included are the S-Class hybrid, EQS, and EQE. The automaker said that the issue stems from the battery warning system of the said models. The problem, discovered during battery and software testing in May 2022, may cause the affected models to be non-compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 305.

2023 EQS SUV
Some models of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV in the US are covered by the latest recall. (Photo Source: Mercedes-Benz)

Affected Models and Number of Vehicles

According to a report, the recall covers a total of 3,823 Mercedes cars and SUVs assembled between February 14, 2021, and September 8, 2022. These include the following:

  • 133 units of 2022 AMG EQS 53
  • 2,772 units of 2022 EQS 450+
  • 871 units of 2022-2023 EQS 580
  • 27 units of 2022-2023 EQS 450
  • 8 units of 2023 EQS SUV 580
  • 4 units of 2023 EQS SUV 450+
  • 3 units of 2023 EQS SUV 450
  • 3 units of 2023 S580e
  • 2 units of 2023 EQE 350

Battery Warning System Issue

Based on the source, the automaker discovered the problem during battery and software testing of the said vehicles. It was determined that their Battery Management System could experience a glitch that could prevent certain diagnostic functions.

The glitch may cause the feature to fail in alerting drivers in the event of a battery problem. This increases the risk of a crash, injury, or even a fire in the affected units.

The Fix

Mercedes said that is not aware of any accidents, injuries, deaths, or property damage related to the battery warning system issue. Nevertheless, the automaker will initiate a recall campaign and will start reaching out to affected owners by June 27.

Mercedes-Benz USA is urging owners of affected EQS, EQE, and S-Class hybrid models to book a free software update service appointment with their authorized dealership. The update will patch up the glitches that are preventing the Battery Management System from functioning properly.

About Author

Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/benzinsider, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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