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Mercedes-Benz R-Class Recalls

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06/05/17 Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling one 2013 r320 4matic cdi vehicle equipped with a six-cylinder diesel engine. in the event of a crash where the primary communication pathway between the air bag control unit and the engine control unit is damaged, the supplementary communication pathway may not shut off the engine or fuel pump.

If the engine and fuel pump after not shut off after a crash, there would be an increased risk of a fire.

Mbusa will notify the owner, and a dealer will update the engine control unit with new software, free of charge. the recall began by early june 2017. owners may contact mbusa customer service at1-800-367-6372.

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 2007-2008 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.
05/03/06 On certain passenger vehicles, during the production process, the threads in the nut used to secure the seat belt buckle in a limited number of second row seats may be missing. the absence of the screw threads results in an incomplete connection of the buckle to the seat.

In the event of a crash, a seat occupant may not be properly restrained increasing the risk of personal injury.

Dealers will inspect to see if the nut is missing and replace the seat if necessary free of charge. the recall began on may 3, 2006. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes-benz recall no. 2006040003.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.
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 .
11/24/10 Engine Mercedes benz is recalling certain model year 2011 m-class, model w164, gl-class, model x164, e-class, model w212, r-class, and model v251vehicles. the o-ring may not have been properly lubricated in all cases. lack of lubrication can lead to leakage of the fuel filter.

Diesel fuel may be deposited on roads and making those roads slippery, increasing the potential for a crash.

Dealers will replace the fuel filters free of charge. the safety recall began on november 24, 2010. owners may contact mercedes benz at 1-800-367-6372. this campaign has been superseded . please see recall campaign 11v-496.

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.
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 .
06/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mercedes-benz usa, llc. (mbusa) is recalling one 2013 r320 4matic cdi vehicle equipped with a six-cylinder diesel engine. in the event of a crash where the primary communication pathway between the air bag control unit and the engine control unit is damaged, the supplementary communication pathway may not shut off the engine or fuel pump.

If the engine and fuel pump after not shut off after a crash, there would be an increased risk of a fire.

Mbusa will notify the owner, and a dealer will update the engine control unit with new software, free of charge. the recall began by early june 2017. owners may contact mbusa customer service at1-800-367-6372.

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.
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.
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05/15/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, the starter wiring harness may be routed incorrectly. this routing could lead to chafing of the protective sleeve covering the starter wiring harness at the engine mount cover.

Over time, such chafing has the potential to wear through the protective sleeve and may expose the underlying starter wiring harness to further chafing, which could result in an electrical short, and the loss of function of the vehicle's electrical system.

Dealers will inspect and where necessary, correct, the routing of the wiring harness. in the case of wear, the protective sleeve, and if necessary, the starter wiring harness, will be replaced. the recall began on may 12, 2006. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Mercedes-benz recall no. 2006040002.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.

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Mercedes-Benz R-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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