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January 10, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V043000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V043000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 132,167

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2013 C250, C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C350, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG, C63 Coupe, E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, E550 Cabrio, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E550 Coupe, GLK350 4Matic, GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic, GLK350, SLS Coupe, SLS AMG GT Coupe, and SLS Roadster vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A."

Additionally, MBUSA is recalling certain 2010 C300, C300 4Matic, C63 AMG, E350 Coupe, E550 Coupe, GLK350, and GLK350 4Matic vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B."

MBUSA is also recalling certain 2009 C300, C300 4Matic, C63 AMG, and C350 vehicles ever registered in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI and WY or "Zone C."

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these passenger air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. Parts are currently not available. Owners will be sent an interim notification starting in February 2018. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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March 6, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V150000
Incorrect Welding of Backrest Rail and Fittings

The incorrect welding may result in the seats failing in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V150000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 99

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes Benz C43 AMG, C63S AMG, E63 S AMG Sedan, and E63S AMG Stationwagon vehicles fitted with AMG performance seats. The backrest rail and backrest fitting may not be properly welded on the driver and front passenger seats.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds of the backrest frames, replacing the backrests as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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March 6, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V151000
Incorrect Adjustment of LED Headlights/FMVSS 108

An insufficiently illuminated roadway may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V151000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 28

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300 4Matic, E300, and E43 AMG vehicles fitted with LED headlights. These vehicles may have misadjusted headlights, possibly resulting in the low beam headlights insufficiently illuminating the roadway. 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."

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlamp adjustment, adjusting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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March 15, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V177000
Rear Seat Belt May be Unable to be Latched


If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V177000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STRUCTURE, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 121,861

Summary

Mercedes Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2019 GLC43 AMG, 2016-2019 GLC300 4Matic, 2016-2018 GLC300, 2018 GLC63 AMG 4Matic, and 2018-2019 GLC350e 4Matic vehicles. The seat belt latch plates (the parts that insert into the buckles) for the outboard rear seats may retract into the interior paneling, preventing the occupants from being able to use the seat belts.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install a buffer to the c-pillar paneling, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 14, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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March 29, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V207000
Seatbacks may Not Lock

If the seatback does not properly lock, in the event of a crash, the seatbacks may fold forward, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V207000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,088

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C300 Cabriolet, C43 AMG 4Matic Cabriolet and C63S AMG Cabriolet, 2017 C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Coupe, 2018 E400 Coupe and E400 4Matic Coupe vehicles. The seatbacks of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the locking of the seatbacks, replacing the seatbacks lock, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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March 29, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V208000
Air Bag Inflator Housing Material Failure

In the event of a crash involving driver air bag deployment, an improperly inflated air bag and/or an inflator rupture with sharp metal fragments might result in serious injury or death to the driver or to occupants.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V208000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 57

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 AMG GT, AMG GT C, GLC43 AMG 4Matic, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic and GLC350e 4Matic vehicles. The housing for the driver side air bag inflator may have been made with defective steel. In the event of an air bag deployment, the defective steel may cause the inflator to improperly inflate the driver-side air bag and potentially rupture.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 29, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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April 27, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V271000
Headlight Adjustment not Sealed/FMVSS 108


If the headlight's horizontal aim is altered, a misaimed headlight may lead to an insufficiently illuminated roadway, which may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V271000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 42

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, E300, E43 AMG, and E400 vehicles. The headlight horizontal adjustment screws on these vehicles may not be properly sealed behind a non-removable sealing cap to keep headlights from being readjusted. 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."

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will retrofit the sealing caps for the headlights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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April 27, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V273000
Insulation Mat may Deform and cause Fire

If the mat contacts hot exhaust system components, it can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V273000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 42,781

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2008-2009 smart fortwo cabrio and fortwo coupe vehicles. The rear insulation mat in the engine compartment may deform, deteriorate, and loosen over time, allowing the mat to contact hot exhaust system components.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear insulation mat with an improved one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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April 27, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V272000
Oil in Active Curve System may Leak


The leaking oil in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V272000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,725

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2012-2014 ML350 Bluetec 4Matic and ML550 4Matic, 2012-2015 ML63 AMG 4Matic and ML350 4Matic, 2013-2016 GL350 Bluetec 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and GL63 AMG 4Matic, 2017 GLS350d 4Matic, GLS450 4Matic, GLS550 4Matic and GLS63 AMG 4Matic, 2015 ML400 4Matic, 2016 GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic, GLE450 4Matic Coupe and GLE63S AMG 4Matic Coupe, 2015-2016 GL450 4Matic and 2013-2014 GL450 4Matic vehicles equipped with the Active Curve System (ACS). In certain driving conditions, if the oil level in the ACS reservoir is below the minimum level, the oil may foam and leak out of the vent holes in the reservoir cap.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will correct the oil level as necessary and replace the reservoir sealing cap to prevent oil foam from leaking out, free of charge. Owners will be notified of the recall with an interim notification in June 2018. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available, currently expected to be in August 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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May 22, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V335000
Transmission Support Mounting Bolts may be Loose


Damage to the driveshaft could cause a loss of power to the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V335000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,433

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The transmission support may not have been properly tightened to the vehicle body, potentially resulting in damage to the driveshaft.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission support mounting bolts, replacing and tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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June 15, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V405000
Child Seat Tether Anchorage Missing/FMVSS 225


If the top tether anchorage point is missing, a child seat will not be able to be properly installed in the center rear seat position, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V405000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected 399

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 and GLA250 4Matic vehicles. The child seat top tether anchorage point on the center position of the rear seat may not have been installed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear seat backrest, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 3, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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June 15, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V407000
Electrical Power Bars in Pre-Fuse Box may be Loose


If the power bars are not properly secured, it can cause higher electrical resistance increasing the risk of a fire. Additionally, an intermittent contact between the power bars could lead to a loss of vehicle functions. The engine operation, the seat belt functions and the instrument cluster could be impaired, increasing the risk of a crash and injuries.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V407000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,701

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S560 4Matic and Mercedes S450 4Matic, S450, S560, S560 4Matic, and S560 Coupe 4Matic vehicles. The electrical power bars inside the pre-fuse box in the trunk may not have been secured properly.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the pre-fuse box, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 15, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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July 10, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V456000
Rear Beltline Trim may Separate from Vehicle


If the beltline trim were to separate from the vehicle while driving, it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V456000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 10,826

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Mercedes C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, and C63 AMG Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a bonding issue introduced in the production process, the rear beltline trim may separate from the vehicle.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear beltline trim and replace the trim if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 9, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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July 10, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V457000
Incorrect Speed Limitation Software

An unstable vehicle in reverse gear can lead to a vehicle rollover, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V457000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 20

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with the incorrect reverse speed limitation software. While in reverse, any abrupt changes in steering while exceeding 16 MPH may cause the vehicle to become unstable.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control unit (ECU) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 27, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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September 11, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V607000
System may not Correct for Lane Departure


If the Active Lane Keeping Assist does not intervene as expected above 65 miles per hour, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V607000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components LANE DEPARTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 375

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC and S65 AMG vehicles. The software calibration for the Active Lane Keeping Assist may be incorrect, and as a result, the system may not intervene in the event of an unintended lane departure while traveling faster than 65 miles an hour.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the multipurpose camera software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 5, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2018090008.
 

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September 11, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V608000
Rear Window may Loosen and Detach

If the window detaches from the vehicle, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V608000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 387

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300, C300 4MATIC, C63 AMG, and C63S AMG vehicles. Incorrect bonding of the rear window may cause the window to loosen and detach from the vehicle.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will rework the rear window bonding, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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September 11, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V609000
Insufficient Limitation of Front Passenger Seat


If the passenger seat is adjusted beyond its intended limit, the occupant may have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V609000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 22

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG 4MATIC vehicles. The front passenger seat can be adjusted beyond its intended limit.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the adjustment range, and if needed, install a mechanical adjustment range limitation or update the seat control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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September 11, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V610000
Incorrect Color of Turn Signal Lights/FMVSS 108

Turn signals that are the wrong color may not be as easily recognized by other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V610000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,702

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 GLC300 4MATIC Coupe, GLC300, GLC300 4MATIC, GLC350e 4MATIC, GLC43 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, and GLC43 AMG 4MATIC vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The front turn signals may have an incorrect color of pink or violet. 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."

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the color of the turn signal, replacing the LED module as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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October 1, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V683000
Rear Seat Belt May be Unable to be Latched

If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V683000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STRUCTURE, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,702

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic, 2018 GLC350e and GLC63 AMG 4Matic and 2017-2018 GLC43 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The seat belt latch plates (the parts that insert into the buckles) for the outboard rear seats may retract into the interior paneling, preventing the occupants from being able to use the seat belts.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install felt strips between the C-pillar and rear side paneling, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2018100002.
 

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October 15, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V725000
Starter Battery has Exposed Positive Cable

If the battery is shorted, the emergency door unlocking would be deactivated for an outside responder and the short circuit could increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V725000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,073

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabrio, E300, E300 4Matic, C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe and C300 Cabrio vehicles. The cover for the starter battery may not cover the live positive electrical wire, and in certain crashes, the vehicle's strut brace may deform and short circuit the battery.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive pole cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 
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