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Mercedes-Benz GL Recalls

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01/18/17 Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 gl350 4matic bluetec, gl550 4matic, gle350 4matic, gle43 amg coupe, gle450 4matic, 2016 gle300d 4matic, gle350, gle350d 4matic, gle400 4matic, gle550e 4matic, gle63 amg, gle63 amg 4matic, gle63s amg 4matic coupe, and 2017 gls63 amg vehicles manufactured april 23, 2014, to may 10, 2016. the front passenger seat occupant classification system (ocs) calibration may be incorrect, and as a result, the system can incorrectly classify the occupant as a child seat, deactivating the front passenger air bag.

If the front passenger air bag does not deploy as necessary in the event of a crash, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will update the ocs software, free of charge. 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.
10/18/16 Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ml320 bluetec 4matic, gl320 bluetec 4matic and r320 cdi 4matic, 2011 e350 cabriolet and e550 cabriolet, 2009-2011 ml350, ml350 4matic, ml550 4matic, ml63 amg, and c63 amg, 2010-2011 ml450 4matic hybrid, e350 coupe, e350 4matic, e550 coupe, e550 4matic, and e63 amg, 2011-2012 gl350 bluetec 4matic and r350 bluetec 4matic, 2009-2012 gl450 4matic, gl550 4matic and r350 4matic, 2007-2008 slk280, slk350, and slk55 amg, 2011-2014 sls amg coupe, 2012 sls amg cabriolet, 2013-2014 sls amg gt and sls amg gt cabriolet, 2005 c230 kompressor and c320, 2006-2007 c230, 2006-2011 c350, 2008-2011 c300 and c300 4matic, 2010-2012 glk350 and glk350 4matic and 2006-2007 chrysler crossfire vehicles. upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mbusa will their notify owners, and fiat chrysler will notify the affected chrysler owners. dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. this recall began november 2016. mercedes-benz owners may contact mbusa customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and chrysler owners may contact fiat chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

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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02/10/17 Transmission and Drivetrain Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling certain model year 2015 gl350 4matic blutec, gl450 4matic, gl550 4matic, ml250 blutec, ml350, ml350 4matic, ml400 4matic and 2015-2016 gl63 amg 4matic vehicles manufactured september 29, 2014 through march 27, 2015. the affected vehicles have axle bolts on the front and/or rear drive axle carriers that may not have been assembled correctly. as a result, the remaining bolts may fracture.

If any of the remaining front or rear axle bolts fracture, the vehicle may be unstable, reducing the handling capability and increasing the risk of a crash.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle carrier bolts, free of charge. the recall is began february 2017. 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.
03/28/17 Suspension and Steering Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain 2016 gle350 4matic, gle350, gle350 4matic bluetec, gl450 4matic, and gle450 coupe 4matic vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the bolt that connects the upper control arm and the axle stub may not have been properly tightened.

The loose bolt may cause improper wheel tracking, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the bolt connecting the upper control arm and the axle stub on the affected vehicles, replacing the upper control arm if necessary, free of charge. the recall began march 2017. 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.
12/31/69 Suspension and Steering Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling certain 2016 gle300d 4matic, e400 4matic coupe, gl63 amg, gle350, gle350 4matic, gle350d 4matic, gle400 4matic, gle43 amg coupe 4matic, gle550e 4matic, gle63 amg 4matic, gle63s amg 4matic and gle63s amg coupe 4matic vehicles, 2017 e300 4matic and gls63 amg 4matic vehicles, and 2016-2017 gl350 4matic bluetec, gl450 4matic, and gl550 4matic vehicles. the affected vehicles have an electric power steering connector that may be insufficiently sealed, allowing water to enter the control unit.

If water enters the power steering control unit, the power steering assist may be deactivated, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and inspect the electric power steering rack, replacing the rack as necessary. these repairs will be performed free of charge. remedy parts are currently unavailable. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed june 30, 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.
04/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain 2016 amg gt-s, glc300, cla250 and gle300d 4matic vehicles, 2013 c250, e350 bluetec and g63 amg vehicles, 2008-2014 c300 vehicles, 2013-2014 c300 4matic and ml350 4matic vehicles, 2009 c350 vehicles, 2014 cls550, e350 4matic, e350 coupe 4matic, e350 wagon 4matic, glk350 and sl550 vehicles, 2012 cls550 4matic vehicles, 2012-2016 e350 vehicles, 2016-2017 gl450 4matic vehicles, 2012-2014 ml350 4matic bluetec vehicles, 2015 s550, s550 4matic and c300 4matic sedan vehicles, 2015-2016 c300 sedan vehicles, and 2017 sl63 amg vehicles. various control units on these vehicles may have been updated with incorrect software, potentially affecting the correct deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash.

If the air bags do not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will update software in the affected control units, free of charge. the recall began april 21, 2017. 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.
01/18/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 gl350 4matic bluetec, gl550 4matic, gle350 4matic, gle43 amg coupe, gle450 4matic, 2016 gle300d 4matic, gle350, gle350d 4matic, gle400 4matic, gle550e 4matic, gle63 amg, gle63 amg 4matic, gle63s amg 4matic coupe, and 2017 gls63 amg vehicles manufactured april 23, 2014, to may 10, 2016. the front passenger seat occupant classification system (ocs) calibration may be incorrect, and as a result, the system can incorrectly classify the occupant as a child seat, deactivating the front passenger air bag.

If the front passenger air bag does not deploy as necessary in the event of a crash, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will update the ocs software, free of charge. 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.
06/02/14 Other Mercedes benz usa, llc (mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2014 gl350 bluetec 4matic, gl450 4matic, gl550 4matic, and gl63 amg vehicles manufactured november 4, 2013, through november 15, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the foldable second row seat bottom may not fold down low enough to allow proper use of the child seat achors. as such, these vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 225, "child restraint anchorage systems."

Without the use of the lower anchor points, a child restraint may be insufficiently or improperly anchored to the seat, increasing the risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.

Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat pan of the second row seat, free of charge. the recall began on may 2, 2014. owners may contact mercedes 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.
05/24/13 Other Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2013 gl350 bluetec, gl450 4matic, gl550 4matic, and gl63 amg vehicles manufactured may 15, 2012 through october 4, 2012. the second row seat belt anchor fitting bolts may not be properly torqued.

If the bolts are not properly torqued, the seat belt anchor bolts may continue to loosen and in the the event of a crash, the belted occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

Mercedes-benz will notify owners and dealers will check, and tighten the bolts of the seat belt anchor fittings, as necessary, free of charge. the recall campaign began on may 24, 2013. owners may contact mercedes-benz 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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Mercedes-Benz GL 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.