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Mercedes-Benz M-Class 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.
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.
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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.
11/30/11 Engine Mercedes-benz usa (mbusa) is recalling certain model year 2011 vehicles including e-class (212 platform), manufactured from july 2010 through february 2011, r-class (251 platform), manufactured from april 2010 through april 2011, ml-class (w164 platform), manufactured from january 2010 through march 2011, gl-class (x164 platform), manufactured from march 2010 through march 2011, and model year 2012 s-class (221 platform) vehicles. the diesel fuel filter may leak from the area around the heating component.

Diesel fuel may be deposited onto the highway and create the potential for a crash.

Mbusa will contact owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the diesel fuel filter if necessary, free of charge. the safety recall began on november 30, 2011. owners may contact mercedes-benz usa 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 .
02/04/08 Engine On certain passenger vehicles equipped with diesel engines, the crankshaft sensor could fail due to separation of bond wires from the lead frame in the sensor. this results in an interruption in the electrical connection in the chip housing of the sensor.

When this happens, the vehicle may lose power rather than enter a limp-home mode. in addition, the vehicle cannot be restarted after failure of the electrical connection in the sensor, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor. the recall began on february 4, 2008. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes recall no. 2008010005.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.
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.
01/28/09 Suspension and Steering Mercedes-benz is recalling 577 my 2008 gl-class, m-class, and r-class vehicles. a defect may exist in the driving pin used to control the oil pressure of the power steering.

If a defective driving pin exists in a vehicle and the pin breaks during normal vehicle turning, the normally available hydraulic support function will no longer function and steering wheel operation will be limited.

Mercedes-benz will replace the steering gears. the recall began on january 28, 2009. owner may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes-benz recall no. 2008120011.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 .
09/29/01 Suspension and Steering Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the left front upper control arm may not meet the specified strength requirements.

The control arm could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the left front upper control arm. owner notification began september 29, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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.
05/01/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes benz is recalling 16,130 my 2009 m-class w164 passenger vehicles equipped with the optional power lift gate. as a result of a faulty seal around the rear tail lamp assembly, water may enter the rear compartment containing the spare tire. water contamination of the control unit for the power lift gate can result in disabling of the power lift gate motor.

Water will cause a short circuit which could lead to a fire.

Dealers will replace the seal of the rear tail lamp assembly with a thicker one and reposition the affected power lift gate control unit inside the chassis. this service will be performed free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during april 2009. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes benz recall no. 2009030003.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.
01/16/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles, the accelerator pedal might not have been fully fastened to its mounting studs.

Over time, the pedal may not maintain a consistent pedal position, which could make it more difficult to operate the accelerator.

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, install the mounting nuts of the accelerator pedal. the recall began on january 16, 2007. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes-benz recall no. 2006120008.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.
09/25/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, s7.3, "occupant crash protection." the seat belt chimes may not function as designed and is not consistent with the requirements of the standard.

if the driver buckles his seat belt prior to starting the vehicle, the chime will not sound at all when the vehicle is started.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles to ensure that the seat belt chime operates as required by the standard. owner notification began september 25, 2002. owners who do not receive the free instructions within a reasonable time should contact mercedes-benz at 1-201-573-0117.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
02/16/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. certain all activity module ii (aam ii) could have a sub-component that could cause the module to intermittently not function properly. the aam ii controls a number of systems including the high beam lights, instrument cluster, door locks, and wiper systems.

This condition could cause an intermittent non-functioning of these systems.

Dealers will replace the aam ii. owner notification began february 16, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/22/16 Other Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mbusa) is recalling certain model year 2015 ml250, ml350, ml350 4matic, ml400 4matic, ml63 amg, and 2016 gle450 amg 4matic vehicles manufactured from april 27, 2015, through may 19, 2015. the affected vehicles may have had the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt incorrectly installed.

In the event of a vehicle crash, the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt could fail to secure the passenger, increasing their risk of injury.

Mbusa will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, correct the installation of the right rear seat belt anchor bolt, free of charge. the recall began on july 22, 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.
06/16/08 Other Mercedes-benz is recalling 52,740 my 2006-2008 gl and ml class vehicles equipped with flex-n-gate trailer hitch. some of the weld seams connecting the trailer hitch receiver to the attachment bar used to secure the trailer hitch to the body frame do not meet performance specifications.

This may result in the traile rhitch receiver separating from the attachment bar, creating a road hazard which may lead to a vehicle crash. the trailer hitch must not be used for any purpose until it has been repaired.

Dealers will repair the trailer hitch. the recall began on june 16, 2008. owenrs may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes-benz recall no. 2008050004.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.
02/27/02 Other Certain passenger vehicles equipped with dunlop sp5000 tires. some of these tires have a separation around the entire circumference in the area of the side wall and tread.

This could result in premature tire wear.

Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the dunlop tires which exhibit this defect when visually inspected. only dunlop tires in week 4901 with tire codes 4909 or 4917 are involved and will be replaced. owner notification by telephone began febuary 27, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Mercedes-Benz M-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.