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April 11, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V250000
Incorrect Torque on Steering Coupling


The steering coupling wear may cause a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V250000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 10,832

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.(MBUSA) is recalling certain 2013-2016 G550 and G63 AMG vehicles and 2016 G65 AMG vehicles. The steering coupling may have been insufficiently tightened, resulting in the steering connection wearing.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering coupling, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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April 11, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V251000
Seat Belt Pretensioners may not Function Properly


If the front seat seatbelt pretensioners do not function properly, the seat occupants may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V251000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 12,743

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe, C300 Coupe 4Matic, C43 AMG, C43 AMG Coupe, C43 AMG Cabrio, C63 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG, C63S AMG Coupe, C63S Cabrio, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, GLC43 AMG, S550, S550 4Matic, S550e, S600, S63 AMG 4Matic, S65, Mercedes-Maybach S550 4Matic, and Mercedes-Maybach S600 vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat seatbelt pretensioners that may not function properly in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat belts, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall in May 2017 and will be sent a second notification when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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April 12, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V252000
Steering Coupling Bolt may be Loose


A loss of steering can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V252000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 168

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2013-2014 C250, C300 4MATIC, GLK250 4MATIC BLUETEC and GLK350 vehicles, 2013 C250 Coupe, C350, C350 4MATIC Coupe, C350 Coupe and C63 AMG Coupe vehicles, and 2013-2015 GLK350 4MATIC vehicles. The steering coupling connecting bolt may have been insufficiently tightened, possibly resulting in a loss of steering.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering coupling connecting bolt, tightening it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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May 9, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V308000
Brakes may Drag and Overheat


If brake pads are constantly applied over long periods of driving, the brake components may heat up, affecting braking performance and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the dragging brakes may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V308000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,818

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015 SLK 250, 2016 SLK 350, 2016-2017 SLC 300, and 2017 SLC 43 AMG vehicles. In these vehicles, the electronic stability control (ESC) system software may incorrectly keep the brakes slightly applied.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the ESC system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late June 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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June 5, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V364000
Incorrect Tire Pressure Label on B-Pillar


Operating the vehicle with low front tire pressures may result in tire damage, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V364000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,257

Summary


Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles equipped with reinforced front axles. The affected vehicles have tire labels on the B-pillar that list a tire pressure that is too low.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, Freightliner Sprinter and Mercedes-Benz dealers will check and replace the tire label, 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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July 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V447000
Left Front Axle Steering Knuckle may Fail


Failure of the left front axle steering knuckle could affect vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V447000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 110

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 smart fortwo and smart fortwo Cabriolet vehicles. Casting imperfections may result in the failure of the left front axle steering knuckle.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left front axle steering knuckle, replacing any from the affected batch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2017. Owners may contact smart customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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July 16, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V448000
Parking Brake Cable may Loosen


As the parking brake lever travel increases, the holding force may decrease to a point where the vehicle is no longer safely secured in all parking situations, allowing the vehicle to unexpectedly move when parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V448000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,061

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 smart fortwo vehicles. In these vehicles, the lock nut that secures the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever may loosen over time, resulting in increased parking brake lever travel before the parking brake engages.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable lock nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early September 2017. Owners may contact smart customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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August 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V506000
ECU Software May Cause Engine Shut Down


If the engine shuts down, there is increased the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V506000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 12,322

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 AMG GLE43 Coupe, and 2017 AMG GLE43 vehicles. The engine control unit and transmission control unit software may have compatibility conflicts and cause the engine to shut-down while the driver brakes to a stop, or accelerates following an ECO start.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the engine and transmission control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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October 6, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V627000
Inadvertent Driver Air Bag Deployment

If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V627000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 495,290

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic, 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic, 2013-2014 C63 AMG, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2013-2015 C350 4Matic Coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG, 2015 C400 4Matic, 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, 2017-2018 C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG Coupe, 2014 E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabriolet, E400 Hybrid, 2015-2017 E400 Coupe, E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, 2014-2017 E550 Coupe, E550 Cabriolet, B250e, 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec, 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic, 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic, 2012 E63 AMG, 2014-2015 E250 4Matic BlueTec, 2013-2016 E350 Wagon, 2017 GLC300d 4Matic, and 2018 GLC350e 4Matic. The driver's air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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October 16, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V654000
Rear Axle Mounting Flange may Fracture


A fractured rear axle mounting flange can cause the rear differential to become misaligned, possibly resulting in failure of the driveshaft and a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V654000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,098

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2016 C63 AMG, 2015-2017 C63S and 2017 C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Cabrio vehicles. The rear axle differential mounting flange may fracture from repeated aggressive launches.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's stability system software and chassis control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 27, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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October 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V655000
Excess Insulation Impairing Air Bag Deployment


If the passenger's frontal air bag does not function as designed in the event of a crash, the front seat passenger has an increased risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V655000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components VISIBILITY, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,620

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG Coupe, GLE63S AMG and GLE63S AMG Coupe, and 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 air bag in the event of a crash.

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.
 

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November 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V713000
Cruise Control may not Disengage


Increased braking effort and/or shifting to neutral would be needed to stop the vehicle, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V713000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,043

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 G550 4Matic, G63 AMG, and G65 AMG vehicles. A malfunction of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), while Distronic Plus is engaged, may cause the engine to not reduce power, regardless of the vehicle's speed, driving situation or brake application.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ESP control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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November 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V715000
Sun Roof Panels may Detach


If the sun roof panels detach from the vehicle, it can increase the risk of a crash or injury for following traffic.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V715000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,379

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, and GLC43 AMG vehicles. The fixed panoramic sun roof frontal and side plastic panels may have insufficient bonding, allowing the panels to separate during vehicle operation.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bonding on the sun roof panels, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 8, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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November 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V714000
Power Steering may Malfunction and be Disabled

If the power steering assist is unexpectedly disabled, it may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V714000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 72

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300, S65 AMG Coupe, S550, S65 AMG Cabriolet, S550 Cabriolet, S550e, S65 AMG, and Mercedes-Maybach S600 vehicles. A transistor within the power steering control unit may overheat resulting in the power steering system being disabled.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering rack, replace it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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December 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V816000
Door May Not Lock/ FMVSS 206


If the door appears to be locked, the door may be unintentionally opened, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V816000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,700

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 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. The rear passenger door on the driver side may indicate that it is locked, when it may not be. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left rear door lock, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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December 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V817000
Brake Booster May Not Provide Power Assist


Increased braking effort may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V817000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 432

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Mercedes G550 & G550 4x4 Squared vehicles. The vacuum hose for the brake booster may collapse resulting in increased braking effort.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vacuum hose, as necessary, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. 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.
 

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December 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V818000
Air Bag Nondeployment or Incorrect Deployment


A passenger air bag that is incorrectly activated or deactivated in the event of a crash increases the risk of injury due to potential incorrect airbag deployment or non-deployment.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V818000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 10

Summary


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 AMG GT & AMG GT-C Roadster and 2018 AMG GT-S & GT Roadster vehicles equipped with AMG Performance Seats. The passenger occupant classification system (OCS) might not function properly, possibly causing the passenger frontal air bag to be incorrectly deactivated or incorrectly activated in the event of a crash.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, and if necessary, replace the passenger seat cushion, free of charge. 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 February 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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December 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V819000
Insufficient Low Beam Illumination/FMVSS 108


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V819000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,134

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 GLC300, GLC300 4MATIC and GLC43 4MATIC vehicles. 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 in January 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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December 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V826000
Seat Belt May Bind, Causing Slack

If the seat belt binds, slack may develop through occupant movement which may lead to increased personal injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V826000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,263

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, AMG GT R, AMG GT C and AMG GT S vehicles. The seat belts may bind within the guidance loops possibly causing slack in the seat belts.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the seat belt guides, free of charge. 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 February 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 

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December 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V828000
Incorrect Tire Label on B-Pillar/FMVSS 101

Applying incorrectly sized tires to the vehicle will affect the speedometer reading, which can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V828000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components TIRES, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 64

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes GLE 550e 4MATIC vehicles. The tire pressure label on the B-pillar lists incorrect seating capacity and front and rear tire dimension information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FVMSS) number 101, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tire pressure label, replacing it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
 
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