Safety Risks: Mercedes-Benz Issues Three Recalls

Mercedes vehicles spanning five model years are subject to three different recall issues all affecting drivability and safety.

History of the Recall

Initiating a host of recalls, Mercedes has announced various defects from poor welding issues, faulty fuses, and issues with transmission gear changes.

Firstly, the most prominent issue affects over 100,000 vehicles and involves the transmission. Reportedly, engines may stall when shifting between sixth and seventh gear. 

Secondly, 32,000 vehicles are subject to faulty fuses which can switch off systems without warning. This could lead to an increased risk of fire or crashing.

Finally, the 466 2024 model year vehicles have issues with the spot weld located on the accelerator pedal. This may lead to the detachment of the pedal bracket and may cause the accelerator to be stuck in a slightly open position and may completely block the brake pedal. Both instances could cause a crash and risk driving safety.

Which Models Are Affected?

The transmission fault affects both the GLE 450 and GLS 450 SUVs in the Mercedes lineup across the 2020-2023 model years. Secondly, the fuse issue affects the 2023-2024 C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, SL, CLE, GLC, EQE, EQE SUV, EQS, and EQS SUV vehicles. The faulty weld on the accelerator pedal affected 199 GLE350, 96 GLE450, 7 AMG GLE53, and 164 AMG GLE53 Coupe models.

Mercedes has issued fixes for all three recalls:

  1. Transmission Glitch – Dealers are instructed to update the transmission control unit software.
  2. Fuse Failure – The main fuse boxes will be replaced by the dealer.
  3. Faulty Spot Weld – Instead of re-welding, dealers are instructed to fix the bracket with rivets.

What Owners Need to Do Next

From February 23, dealers have been notified of the necessary steps to fix the three recalls issued by Mercedes-Benz. Owners will be notified separately by April 16 where they will be instructed to take their affected vehicle in for repair.

These three recalls affect over 137,000 Mercedes Benz vehicles and there has been no comment or reports of injuries so far as the manufacturer fails to disclose the information.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest announcement from Mercedes involves three major recalls. One of which is a safety critical component affecting the accelerator pedal and brake ability. Fuse issues and transmission glitches could also pose a significant safety risk. Whilst the recalls aim to prevent issues, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.