Recalls: Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen

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Mercedes-Benz

  • Models:
    • Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling approximately 3,600 model-year 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG Coupe, GLE63S AMG and GLE63S AMG Coupe, and model-year 2017 GLS450 4Matic, GLE550 4Matic, and GLE63 AMG 4Matic vehicles.
    • These vehicles may have excess bulkhead insulation extending into the lower windshield area, possibly affecting the windshield bonding and the full protective function of the passenger’s frontal airbag in the event of a crash. You can read the Defect notice here.
  • Remedy
    • MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will remove any excess bulkhead insulation and rework the windshield bonding, as necessary, free of charge. Interim owner letters will be mailed in December 2017.
    • Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy is available in late January 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
  • 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.

Volkswagen

  • Models: 
    • Volkswagen is recalling 5,909 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheelbase (LWB) vehicles.
    • The back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” You can read the recall acknowledgment here.
  • Remedy
    • Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected inner taillight assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017.
    • Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 94J9.
  • 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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