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Mercedes-Benz GLK Recalls

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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.
12/31/69 Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain 2012 c300 4matic, c250, c250 coupe, c350, c350 coupe 4matic, c350 coupe, c63 amg, c63 amg coupe, e350 coupe 4matic, e350 cabrio, e350 coupe, e550 cabrio, e550 coupe, glk350 4matic, glk350, sls amg cabrio, and sls amg coupe vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in 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, unless included in "zone a" above mbusa is recalling certain 2009 c300 4matic, c300, c350 and c63 amg vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in 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." additionally, unless included in "zone a" or "zone b" above mbusa is recalling certain 2008 c300 4matic, c300, and c350 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mbusa will not

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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. owners will be sent an interim notification starting in february 2018. a second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. owners may con

02/15/13 Engine Mercedes-benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 s400, s550, s550 4matic, s63 amg, c300, c300 4matic, e350, glk350, glk350 4matic, cl550 4matic, and cl63 amg vehicles manufactured from april 18, 2011, through july 12, 2011. due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.

If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if an external ignition source is present.

Mercedes-benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. the recall campaign is expected to begin in february 2013. 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 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.
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.
03/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 c300 sedan, c300 4matic, c63 amg, and c350 vehicles, and 2010 glk350 and glk350 4matic vehicles. due to a manufacturing error, the air bag control unit may corrode and cause the control unit to malfunction.

The malfunctioning air bag control unit may cause the air bags to unexpectedly deploy increasing the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash. alternatively, the air bag control unit malfunction may cause the air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag control unit and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. mercedes-benz issued an interim notification to owners on december 23, 2015. the recall began on march 14, 2016. 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.
09/12/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mercedes benz) is recalling certain model year 2013 glk350 and glk350 4-matic vehicles, manufactured from may 31, 2012, through august 2, 2012, for failing to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." the affected vehicles have voltage in the parking lamp circuit that exceeds the maximum value listed.

The higher illumination level may cause glare to oncoming vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes benz will notify owners, and dealers will update the software calibration number (scn) of the subject electronic control unit. the recall began in september 2014. 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 GLK 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.