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Mercedes-Benz GLA Recalls

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05/26/17 Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain 2017 cla250, cla250 4matic, e400 coupe, e400 4matic coupe, e550 coupe, e400 cabriolet, e550 cabriolet, e300, e300 4matic, e400 wagon, gla250, and gla250 4matic vehicles. the pelvis air bag or the front passenger air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite in the event of a crash.

If the pelvis airbag or the front passenger airbag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bag modules, 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 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.

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

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. parts are currently not available. mercedes issued an interim notification to owners on february 23, 2018. a second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. owners may co

08/31/17 Engine Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling certain 2015-2017 c300 4matic, c300, cla250, cla250 4matic and cla45 amg vehicles, 2017 c300 4matic cabrio, c300 4matic coupe, c300 cabrio, c300 coupe, e300, e300 4matic, e400 4matic wagon, e43 amg 4matic, gla250, gla250 4matic and glc300 4matic coupe vehicles and 2016 c350e and glc300 vehicles and 2016-2017 c450 4matic amg sport and glc300 4matic vehicles. in the event that the engine or transmission cannot turn over, the starting current limiter may overheat from the repeated attempts of the starter motor attempting to start the vehicle.

If the starting current limiter overheats, the surrounding components can melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fuse in the electrical line to the starter, free of charge. parts to remedy the vehicles are not currently available. owners will be notified of the recall beginning in late march 2017. owners will be mailed a follow up notice when remedy parts are available, currently expected to be in july 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.
12/23/15 Engine Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mercedes-benz) is recalling certain model year 2015 cla250, cla250 4matic, gla250, gla250 4matic, and 2016 slk300 roadster vehicles manufactured july 17, 2015, to august 31, 2015. the affected vehicles have intake or exhaust camshafts whose welds may fail and possibly cause engine damage.

Engine damage may result in a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes-benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected camshafts, free of charge. interim notices were mailed to owners on december 9, 2015. the recall began on december 23, 2015. owners may contact mercedes-benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372. mercedes-benz's number for this recall is 2015100006.

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.
06/23/15 Engine Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2015 e250 bluetec vehicles manufactured november 3, 2014, to december 15, 2014, e250 bluetec 4matic vehicles manufactured november 4, 2014, december 17, 2014, glk250 vehicles manufactured november 13, 2014, to january 30, 2015, and 2015 ml250 bluetec vehicles manufactured december 12, 2014, to february 9, 2015. in the affected vehicles, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area.

Leaking oil may drip onto a hot engine surface, increasing the risk of a fire. additionally, the leaking oil may be a road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket, free of charge. the recall began on june 23, 2015. owners may contact mercedes customer service at 1-800-367-6372. mercedes' number for this recall is 2015050005. note: this is an expansion of nhtsa recall 14v-762.

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.
12/19/14 Engine Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 e250 bluetec, e250 bluetec 4matic, glk250 4matic bluetec, and 2015 ml250 4matic bluetec vehicles manufactured february 28, 2014, to november 10, 2014. in the affected vehicles, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area.

Leaking oil may drip onto a hot engine surface, increasing the risk of a fire. additionally, the leaking oil may be a road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket, free of charge. the recall began on december 19, 2014. owners may contact mercedes customer service at 1-800-367-6372. mercedes' number for this recall is 2014120002.

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.
05/19/17 Suspension and Steering 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.

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

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering coupling connecting bolt, tightening it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began may 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.
10/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain 2018 gla250 4matic vehicles. the low beam headlight settings on these vehicles may deviate from the required specification, reducing the range of light. 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."

Reduced headlight range can affect visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Mbusa owns the affected vehicles. dealers will inspect the headlight adjustment, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on october 27, 2017. owners may contact mbusa customer service at 1-877-496-3691. mbusa's number for this recall is 2017100009.

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.
08/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling certain 2015-2017 c300 4matic, c300, cla250, cla250 4matic and cla45 amg vehicles, 2017 c300 4matic cabrio, c300 4matic coupe, c300 cabrio, c300 coupe, e300, e300 4matic, e400 4matic wagon, e43 amg 4matic, gla250, gla250 4matic and glc300 4matic coupe vehicles and 2016 c350e and glc300 vehicles and 2016-2017 c450 4matic amg sport and glc300 4matic vehicles. in the event that the engine or transmission cannot turn over, the starting current limiter may overheat from the repeated attempts of the starter motor attempting to start the vehicle.

If the starting current limiter overheats, the surrounding components can melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fuse in the electrical line to the starter, free of charge. parts to remedy the vehicles are not currently available. owners will be notified of the recall beginning in late march 2017. owners will be mailed a follow up notice when remedy parts are available, currently expected to be in july 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.

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Mercedes-Benz GLA 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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