Certain 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles could experience taillight failure as a result of an electrical problem with the tail light ground pin connector. The automobile manufacturer and the NHTSA launched an investigation into the lighting problem in August 2013 after receiving twenty one complaints from customers who say they experienced a loss of one or more rear lamp assemblies and experienced melted connectors that resulted in smoke and fires in the trunk. Continue reading
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Mercedes Benz Investigated For Electrical Problems
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating certain 2008-2009 Mercecdes Benz C-Class vehicles after receiving 21 complaints from owners who say they experienced a loss of one or more rear lamp assemblies as well as overheated electrical connector that resulted in melting connectors, smoke, and fires from the rear lamp connector in the trunk. Continue reading
Mercedes Benz Airbag Classification Problem
Merecedes Benz will be recalling seventy one 2013 SLK250 and SLK350 compact roadster automobiles manufactured between October 2012 to November 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with an occupant classification system (OCS) that does not properly detect whether a child seat or a small person is sitting in the passenger seat. Continue reading
Lemon Alert! Mercedes Benz Fuel Leak
Mercedes Benz is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year vehicles manufactured between April 18, 2011 to July 12, 2011 because of fuel leaks that could result in a fire. Continue reading
Lemon Stitching Problem For Mercedes Benz Airbags
Mercedes Benz will be recalling approximately five hundred 2012 E350 and 2012 E550 Coupes for a problem with the right side window curtain airbag. According to Mercedes, improper stitching of the airbag may cause it to not deploy as intended. Continue reading
Mercedes Benz Potential Engine Fires
According to Mercedes-Benz, in house testing to replicate a worst case scenario frontal crash, has uncovered a problem that could result in an engine fire. Testing of certain 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vehicles manufactured from December 19, 2011, through May 31, 2012, showed that if the air conditioner refrigerant line should rupture, the gaseous mixture released into the engine compartment could ignite and quickly spread. Mercedes will be asking owners of these vehicles to bring them in to have the refrigerant and all associated lines replaced. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Mercedes Floor Mat Replacement
Mercedes Benz are asking customers driving certain ML-Class vehicles, to remove their accessory floor mats and to bring them in to their nearest dealership to have them replaced. According to Mercedes, certain vehicles are equipped with all season floor mats that may not conform to the contour of the vehicle’s floor. The fit could reduce the clearance between the mat and the gas pedal, possibly allowing the pedal to become trapped. Mercedes will be notifying owners starting in September and will replace the floor mats free of charge. The vehicles included in the recall include:
Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Mercedes Connecting Rod Failure
Mercedes Benz has announced a recall for almost four thousand 2007-2009 E350 4Matic wagon vehicles manufactured between July 2006 to April 2009. According to the recall report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a manufacturing defect with the connecting rod for the load leveling rear suspension system could cause it to fail. If the rod fails, the driver could experience a loss of control of the vehicle. Owners wanting more information about the problem can Contact Mercedes Benz at 1-201-573-0350.