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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135765
TSB ID: LI27.20-P-065533

Model series 205 nag2 only for c450 amg, hard torque converter lockup clutch cut-in
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135638
TSB ID: LI46.35-P-059989

Red display message in instrument cluster "power steering malfunction - see owner's manual"
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135599
TSB ID: LI32.25-P-061137

Clunking noise from front axle suspension strut or rear axle shock absorber on short strokes of the damper
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135621
TSB ID: LI46.35-P-059989

Red display message in instrument cluster "power steering malfunction - see owner's manual"
05/07/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10135899
TSB ID: P-SC-2015050006

Update powertrain control module, engine and transmission software
05/07/18 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10136057
TSB ID: LI42.20-P-063685

Parking brake warning message in instrument cluster - moisture ingress in electronic stability program (esp) connection
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05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136089
TSB ID: LI54.18-P-062956

Esp, bas, pre-safe - fault message in instrument cluster
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062335
TSB ID: LI82.95-P-054406

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135779
TSB ID: LI77.25-P-063997

Variable rear spoiler occasionally fails to extend or retract.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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