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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Recalls

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03/16/18 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.

Increased braking effort may increase the risk of a crash.

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. mbusa's number for this recall is 2018020010.

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.
12/06/17 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.

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.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the esp control unit software, free of charge. the recall began on december 6, 2017. owners may contact mbusa customer service at 1-800-367-6372. mbusa's number for this recall is 2017110012.

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.
09/27/05 On certain sport utility vehicles, the fuel return hose between fuel tank and return line can be permeated with fuel. this situation results from the expansion and contraction of the hose under pressure causing microcracks in the hose material.

These microcracks may cause fuel leakage. fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and replace all fuel return hoses with the appropriate hoses free of charge. the recall began on september 27, 2005. owners may contact mercedes benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes-benz recall no. 2005080007.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236; (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
01/15/10 Engine Mercedes-benz is recalling model year 2009 550 g-class vehicles. the fuel line quick connectors located under the vehicle away from the engine compartment may not have been connected properly on the assembly line and completely seated in the connection. in case of a frontal crash, the fuel pump would no longer function but a partial dislocation of the line could lead to a potential for fuel loss from the line at the quick connector.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will check the connection of the fuel line quick connectors and install a new clamp to assure the quick connectors secure connection. the remedy will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during january 2010. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes recall no. 2009110005.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
03/16/18 Brakes and Traction Control 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.

Increased braking effort may increase the risk of a crash.

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. mbusa's number for this recall is 2018020010.

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.
06/30/17 Suspension and Steering 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.

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

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering coupling, free of charge. the remedy is currently unavailable. interim notifications informing owners of the safety risk were mailed may 27, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact mbusa customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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.
12/06/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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.

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.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the esp control unit software, free of charge. the recall began on december 6, 2017. owners may contact mbusa customer service at 1-800-367-6372. mbusa's number for this recall is 2017110012.

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.
01/17/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz is recalling certain model year 2002-2010 g-class vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "'lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." these vehicles are equipped with a grill cover for front turn signal protection that, while permissible, may impact over time the signal's ability to meet the minimum requirements of fmvss 108.

The signal light's visibility to other motorists may be reduced over time, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install improved turn light units optimized for usage with grills. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin at the end of december 2010 or early january 2011. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/30/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz is recalling my 2006-2008 m-class, r-class, my 2005-2009 slk-class, my 2005-2008 c-class, my 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 clk-class, my 2003-2008 e-class, my 2004 and 2008 cl-class, my 2008 cls-class, my 2004 and 2007-2008 s-class, my 2003 g-class, and my 2003-2004, 2006 and 2009 sl-class vehicles. a software calibration number (scn) coding received on the affected vehicles during a recent workshop visit was incorrect. depending on the model year and model affected, the results of an incorrect scn coding can affect a number of vehicle safety and emission functions including the following types of functions: (1) the fuel gauge readings may be incorrect; (2) a stuck fuel-level sensor may not be displayed in the instrument cluster; (3) the obd system may cause the check engine light to illuminate incorrectly; and, (4) the speedometer may be out of tolerance.

In the event of a vehicle crash, the electrical fuel pump may not receive a crash signal that is required for the fuel pump to disconnect and prevent future fuel delivery as designed.

Dealers will recode the scn free of charge. the recall began on august 30, 2008. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes-benz recall no. 2008 070001.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/28/17 Other Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling certain 2016 g550 4matic and g63 amg vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the cable that unlatches the door when the inner door handle is pulled may break if the door is difficult to release, such as could occur after a crash. 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."

If the cable breaks and the door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle after a crash, the occupant is at an increased risk of an injury.

Mbusa will notify owners and dealers will replace the cable that connects the inner door handle and the door lock on all four doors, free of charge. the recall began on april 28, 2017. owners can contact mercedes-benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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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10/26/12 Other Mercedes-benz is recalling certain model year 2011 g550 and g55 (amg) vehicles manufactured from september 20, 2010, through april 27, 2011. during the front passenger air bag deployment, parts of the molding strip could potentially become loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment.

In the event of the passenger airbag deployment, if the molding strip comes loose, there is an increased risk of personal injury.

Mercedes-benz will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the connection between the molding strip and air bag cover flap, free of charge. the safety recall began on october 26, 2012. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Recalls

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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