Mercedes-Benz Recalls 9,000 Vehicles Over Door Locks, Brakes

2018 C300 Cabriolet GLE 550e

Mercedes-Benz is issuing two separate recalls impacting just over 9,000 vehicles. One recall involves fixing doors that may not lock and the other is a braking issue.

#1.   Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS, S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach

  • Models:
    • 8,700 models 
    • GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLS450, GLE63S 4Matic, GLS63 4Matic, S550e, S600, S63 AMG 4Matic, S65 AMG, S550, Mercedes-Maybach S600, Mercedes-Maybach S550 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, GLE63S 4Matic Coupe, 2017-2018 GLS550 4Matic, S550 4Matic, 2018 S450, and S63 AMG 4Matic vehicles.
  • Issue:
    • The rear passenger door on the driver side may indicate that it is locked, when it may not be.
  • Fix:
    • MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left rear door lock, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.
  • Notes:
    • The recall is expected to begin in January 2017.
    • You can check out the NHTSA recall document here.   NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V816000.
    • Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691. 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.

#2. Mercedes-Benz G-Class

  • Models:
    • 432 models impacted
    • 2017 G550, G550 4X4
  • Issue: BRAKES
    • The vacuum hose for the brake booster may collapse resulting in an increased braking effort.
  • Fix
    • Dealers will replace the vacuum hose, as necessary, free of charge. However, parts are not currently available.
  • Notes:
    • Owners will be notified of the recall in January 2018 and they will receive a second letter when the parts become available, currently expected to be in March 2018.
    • Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691 or 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.
    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V817000.

Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz

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