Mercedes-Benz Recalls 9,000 SUVs To Fix Brake Issue

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS550

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V539000

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,044

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4Matic, GLE350, GLS450 4Matic, GLS550 4matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic, and GLS63 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may not have been correctly coated, causing gas to become temporarily released into the rear brake hydraulic circuit, reducing braking performance.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the rear axle brake system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early September 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA’s number for this recall is 2018080013.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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