Mercedes-Benz announces another recall of more than 8 thousand carsFebruary 18, 2021
Mercedes-Benz has announced two separate recalls for certain GLE and GLS models in the US. The voluntary car recall campaign will officially begin on April 6.
The first review concerns the lighting control unit, which may malfunction and lead to the left external reversing light being on after switching the gearbox to drive mode, which does not meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 “Lamps, Reflective Devices and related equipment ”.
The recall affects 8,186 vehicles. Of these, 7,500 are GLE350 models released between April 9, 2019 and March 19, 2020, and the remaining 686 are GLE450 models manufactured between April 9, 2019, and March 19, 2020. Mercedes-Benz will replace the faulty control unit free of charge.
The second recall only affects 8 vehicles: one 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53, five 2020 GLE350s, one 2020 GLE450 and one GLS450. Mercedes-Benz states that the dashboard surfaces of these vehicles may not be properly attached to the base material and may not meet current production specifications. In particular, according to the automaker, in the event of an accident, the deployment of the passenger’s airbag can suffer due to insufficient adhesion. Dealers will replace the dashboard free of charge.
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