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RECALL Subject : Software Error May Disable Power Steering Assist

Report Receipt Date: JUN 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V438000
Component(s): STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17


Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 C300 4Matic vehicles manufactured November 4, 2015, to March 1, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist system may shutdown due to a software error.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the electric power steering control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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RECALL Subject : Low-Beam Headlights Adjusted Incorrectly/FMVSS 108

Report Receipt Date: JUN 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V439000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 100


Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550, and SL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from June 29, 2015, through July 13, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with low-beam headlights that may have been aimed incorrectly during vehicle production. 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."
CONSEQUENCE:
Improperly adjusted low-beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary adjust the headlamps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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RECALL Subject : Engine may Shut Down due to ECU Software

Report Receipt Date: JUN 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V440000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,826


Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupe vehicles manufactured December 10, 2014, to June 6, 2016. An error within the engine control unit (ECU) software may allow the engine to shut-down while the vehicle is braking, possibly confusing the driver into thinking the shut-down was planned due to the ECO start/stop function.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the engine shuts down unintentionally, there may be an increased risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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RECALL Subject : Right Rear Seat Belt Anchorage Bolt Misinstalled

Report Receipt Date: JUN 16, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V442000
Component(s): SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 423


Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 ML250, ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML400 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic vehicles manufactured from April 27, 2015, through May 19, 2015. The affected vehicles may have had the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt incorrectly installed.
CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a vehicle crash, the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt could fail to secure the passenger, increasing their risk of injury.
REMEDY:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, correct the installation of the right rear seat belt anchor bolt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 
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