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Mercedes Recalls 1.3 Million Cars and SUVs Due To Problem in Emergency Call System

Around 1.3 million vehicles sold by Mercedes-Benz USA are subject to recall because of a potential issue in their eCall emergency call system. The problem may result in the system sending the wrong location to emergency responders in case of an accident. The National Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) traced the problem to the emergency communication module of the software. The fix can be as simple as an over-the-air update, but some units may be required to undergo repairs in dealerships. The agency identified 1,292,258 affected luxury cars and SUVs made from 2016 to 2020 by Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG. The Mercedes recalls include the derivatives of the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS Recalled Over Defective Illuminated Logos

It’s only an illuminated logo, so what could go wrong? Apparently, what may be deemed as just an aesthetic element in a Mercedes-Benz SUV may factor in a serious accident because of faulty electrical wiring. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the illuminated three-pointed star logo of Mercedes SUVs is causing a malfunction in the power steering, wiper motor, and left headlamp. The issue was attributed to an incorrectly installed electrical ground. The units affected are the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV models. Mercedes has since announced a recall on the vehicles in question. It is estimated that the recall covers up to 12,799 SUVs of… Continue Reading »

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U.S. Regulator Starts Investigation on Mercedes-Benz Recalls

In the past 18 months, Mercedes-Benz recalls have numbered over 1.4 million. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) has started a probe on the German automaker for possible compliance issues. According to Reuters, a communication from NHTSA dated October 22, 2018, alleged that Mercedes may have missed the deadlines in sending letters to their customers affected by recalls. The agency also claimed that Mercedes failed to furnish them copies of the said letters on time. Furthermore, the German luxury brand appeared to have omitted important details in their reports such as the estimated percentage of problematic units under the recalls as well as their recall plans. NHTSA complained… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Issues a Recall for the GLE and GLS SUVs

Mercedes-Benz just issued a recall for the GLE and GLS sport utility vehicle models. Around 9,000 units of the models are affected by the announcement. Affected Mercedes GLE and GLS Units According to Cars.com, the 2018 year models of the Mercedes-Benz GLE350, GLE350 4Matic, GLS450 4Matic and GLS550 4Matic are covered by the recall. The Mercedes-AMG versions of the range are also affected, which include the GLE43 4Matic, GLE63 4Matic, GLE63S 4Matic and GLS63 4Matic. Reason for the Recall The problem stems from the rear brake caliper pistons. The source said that the coating of the components may not have been properly applied. This would result in a gas leak towards… Continue Reading »

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2017-2018 Models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Recalled

An estimated 10,800 units of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class are subject for recall. The 2017 to 2018 models of the C300 and C300 4MATIC Cabriolets as well as the Mercedes-AMG C43, C63 and C63 S Cabriolets were among the products mentioned in the advisory. The Problem According to Cars.com, the recall was due to the bonding issue that traces back to the production line of the vehicles affected. The problem may cause the rear beltline trim to separate from the auto. This could cause a road hazard, and it increases the risk of a crash. Ways for Owners to Find Out If Their Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cars are Covered by the Recall Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Recalled Due to Software Issue

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup is being recalled due to software concerns. The problem stems from the onboard tire pressure monitoring of the vehicle. According to CarAdvice, 57 units of the X-Class are subject to recall. The recall was announced after the vehicles displayed the software error code RY2. The issue prevents the instrument cluster of the pickup from displaying a low tire pressure warning. With that, the driver will not be alerted if the pressure of the tires is below the minimum recommended level. The problem could lead to an uneven tire wear, which could impact the driving performance of the X-Class. The steering and braking would be compromised in this… Continue Reading »

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cars Recalled Due to Safety Issues

A number of 2018 model year Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars are being recalled in the U.S. for safety issues. The electrical power bars located within the pre-fuse box of the trunk were determined as a potential risk in the cars. According to ConsumerAffairs, the electrical power bars of the S-Class may not have been secured properly. The flawed setup has the tendency to result to a higher electrical resistance in the cars. This could cause a fire in the auto. Moreover, the intermittent contact of the said electrical power bars could disable the key functions of the vehicles. The problematic components could compromise the engine operation, disable set belt functions and… Continue Reading »

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