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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2014 S550 vehicles; SEAT BELTS
Report Receipt Date: NOV 20, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V576000 
Component(s): SEAT BELTS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 290 

DECEMBER 2013 - Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes-Benz) is recalling certain model year 2014 S550 vehicles manufactured April 11, 2013, through October 14, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the front seat belt anchor might not be installed correctly allowing it to come loose in a crash. If the seat belt anchor comes loose, in the event of a crash, the occupant may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the front seat belt anchor fitting, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. . Mercedes-Benz's recall number is 2013110008. 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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NEWS: Mercedes is recalling certain 2013 SL63, SL550, and SL65 vehicles; AIR BAGS
Report Receipt Date: NOV 01, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V542000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 130 

DECEMBER 2013 - Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2013 SL63, SL550, and SL65 vehicles manufactured January 16, 2013, through April 30, 2013. The affected vehicles are equipped with an occupant classification system (OCS) that may not detect a very light person sitting in the front passenger seat. If the OCS does not detect a very light person sitting in the seat, the passenger side air bag would be turned off. In the event of a crash necessitating side air bag deployment, the passenger would be at an increased risk of injury. Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side seat cushion including the OCS. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. 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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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2013 SLK250 and SLK350 vehicles
Report Receipt Date: JUN 04, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V236000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 71 

JUNE 2013 - Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2013 SLK250 and SLK350 vehicles manufactured October 9, 2012, through November 20, 2012. These vehicles are equipped with an occupant classification system (OCS) that may not correctly differentiate between a child seat or a very light person being in the front passenger seat. If the OCS incorrectly classifies a very light person as being a child seat, in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the system would deactivate the passenger airbag, increasing the risk of injury. Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side seat cushion including the OCS. The recall is expected to begin during June 2013. 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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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and GL63 AMG vehicles
Report Receipt Date: APR 29, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V166000 
Component(s): SEAT BELTS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 272 

APRIL 2013 --Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and GL63 AMG vehicles manufactured May 15, 2012 through October 4, 2012. The second row seat belt anchor fitting bolts may not be properly torqued. If the bolts are not properly torqued, the seat belt anchor bolts may continue to loosen and in the the event of a crash, the belted occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners and dealers will check, and tighten the bolts of the seat belt anchor fittings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz 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.

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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2011-2012 vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V557000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

DECEMBER 2012 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures. If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if anexternal ignition source in present. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz 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 www.safercar.gov. 12V-557

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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2012 CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V533000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

NOVEMBER 2012 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2012 CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic vehicles, manufactured December 01, 2011, through December 13, 2011. The bolts that hold the hood's secondary latch striker may have been insufficiently tightened. The reduced torque of the striker bolts might lead to a loosening of the bolts. If two of the four bolts securing the striker became loose, the secondary hood latch function would become ineffective. If this problem combines with a failure of the primary hood lock or if the hood is not properly closed, the hood could open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will check and retighten the bolts as necessary. The recall campaign is expected to begin in December 2012. 12V-533

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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2013 SL-Class vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V478000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

OCTOBER 2012 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2013 SL-Class vehicles manufactured from December 19, 2011, through May 31, 2012 originally equipped with R1234yf refrigerant. Daimler AG (DAG), the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, conducted product testing of a vehicle, not sold in the US, but equipped with the same refrigerant. According to Mercedes-Benz, the testing was designed to replicate worst-case conditions expected in a severe frontal crash that would cause a rupture of the air conditioner refrigerant line. A rupture of a refrigerant line will result in a gaseous mixture of refrigerant being released into the engine compartment. The testing conducted by DAG determined that the escaping R1234yf refrigerant may ignite under specific conditions. The resulting fire could spread to additional combustible materials. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the R1234yf refrigerant with R134a along with new refrigerant lines (hoses) designed specifically for R134a. The remedy will be provided free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2012. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. 12V-478

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NEWS:  Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2012 E350 and E550 Coupe vehicles  
NHTSA Recall Campaign ID# 12V492000 @  www.SaferCar.gov

OCTOBER 2012 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2012 E350 and E550 Coupe vehicles, manufactured April 2, 2012, through June 29, 2012. Improper stitching of the right side window curtain air bag may cause it to not deploy as intended in the affected vehicles. In the event of an accident necessitating the deployment of the right window curtain air bag, the improper stitching may cause it to deflate more quickly than intended, reducing the protection it may provide, resulting in an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right side window curtain air bag. The recall campaign is expected to begin in November 2012. 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.  12V492000

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NEWS:  Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2013 SL-Class vehicles
NHTSA Recall Campaign ID# 12V478000 @  www.SaferCar.gov

OCTOBER 2012 --  Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2013 SL-Class vehicles manufactured from December 19, 2011, through May 31, 2012 originally equipped with R1234yf refrigerant. Daimler AG (DAG), the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, conducted product testing of a vehicle, not sold in the US, but equipped with the same refrigerant. According to Mercedes-Benz, the testing was designed to replicate worst-case conditions expected in a severe frontal crash that would cause a rupture of the air conditioner refrigerant line. A rupture of a refrigerant line will result in a gaseous mixture of refrigerant being released into the engine compartment. The testing conducted by DAG determined that the escaping R1234yf refrigerant may ignite under specific conditions. The resulting fire could spread to additional combustible materials. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the R1234yf refrigerant with R134a along with new refrigerant lines (hoses) designed specifically for R134a. The remedy will be provided free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2012. 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 safercar.gov.  12V478000

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NEWS:  Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 G550 and G55 (AMG) vehicles  

AUGUST 2012 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 G550 and G55 (AMG) vehicles manufactured from September 20, 2010, through April 27, 2011. During the front passenger air bag deployment, parts of the molding strip could potentially become loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment. In the event of the passenger airbag deployment, if the molding strip comes loose, there is an increased risk of personal injury. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the connection between the molding strip and air bag cover flap, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. 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    12V-380

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NEWS:  Mercedes-Benz recalls floor mats from ML-Class 
DETROIT  NEWS -- August 12, 2012

AUGUST 2012 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling all-season accessory floor mats sold in model year 2012 and 2013 ML-Class vehicles because they could cause the car's gas pedal to get stuck.

Mercedes said Saturday that the mats may not conform to the contours of the car's floor. As a result, the gas pedal may not fully retract after the driver stops applying pressure, and the car may not slow down as expected. The company is advising ML-Class owners to remove the accessory floor mats.

A spokesman for Mercedes-Benz says the company is not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the floor mat problem and is not sure how many vehicles worldwide may have the accessory floor mats. In a form filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company said the problem may affect 8,675 vehicles in the U.S.

The company said ML-Class models have a safety system that overrides the gas pedal when the gas and brake pedals are both applied.

Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Daimler AG of Germany, said it will notify owners of the cars. Dealers will replace the floor mats for free.

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AUGUST 2012 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain accessory all-season floor mats sold for use in model year 2012 and 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class vehicles. This all-season floor mat may not fully conform to the contour of the vehicle's floor plan as intended. Clearance between the mat and the gas pedal may be reduced, possibly allowing the pedal to become trapped. This interference could prevent the gas pedal from retracting and the vehicle may not decelerate as expected when the driver lifts their foot from the gas pedal, which could increase the risk of a crash. Should the pedal become trapped, steady application of the brakes will allow the vehicle to be brought to a stop. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the floor mats free of charge. Until replacement mats become available, consumers are advised to remove their floor mats from the vehicle. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Only vehicles equipped with the accessory floor mats are affected. 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. 12E-028


NEWS:  Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2007-2009 E350 4matic wagon vehicles

JUNE 2012 --  Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 E350 4matic wagon vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2006, through April 30, 2009. A connecting rod for the load leveling rear suspension system may fail. If this occurs, the driver may have reduced vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the level control connecting rod, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during august 2012. 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   12V-264

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OCTOBER 2011 -- 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 is expected to begin during November 2011.  11V-496

APRIL 2011 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 E-class model W212 and S212 vehicles manufactured from July 8, 2010, through July 12, 2010. Insufficient adhesive between the vibration damper and its inner mass damper ring could cause a sudden separation of the inner mass damper ring from the vibration damper. While working in the engine compartment during engine operation, the damper ring could strike and injure the person repairing the vehicle or a bystander. Dealers will inspect and replace parts as necessary free of charge. The safety recall began on April 8, 2011.   11V-213

MARCH 2011 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2000-2002 M-Class and model year 2000-2004 M-Class AMG vehicles. The cruise control system in the affected vehicles allows the driver to disengage the system in a number of ways, including tapping the brake pedal, using the cruise control stalk, or braking the vehicle enough to reach a certain rate of deceleration. Mercedes-Benz has determined that under certain circumstances use of the brake pedal may not automatically disengage cruise control as expected by the driver, although the other means of deactivating cruise control remain fully operative. Specifically, where the driver pumps the brakes rather than applying consistent pedal force, the level of force required may be unusually high. Difficulty or delay in disengaging cruise control can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September
2011.  11V-208

MARCH 2011 -- Mercedes Benz is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 2500 and 3500 Sprinter vehicles equipped with an optional three-seat bench in the passenger compartment. The seat benches in the second seating row may have been equipped with safety belts that do not meet the minimum requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact," and Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." First, those safety belts may not lock as required. Second, the assembly loop may not perform to minimum force requirements. In the event of a crash, the safety belts in these vehicles may not perform as required such that a seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash. Mercedes-Benz will inspect and replace any seat belt assemblies that do not meet the requirements free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during May 2011.  . 11V-210

DECEMBER 2010 - Mercedes Benz is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2010 2500 and 3500 Sprinter vehicles. The correct interior trim covering the A-Pillars may not have been installed. If incorrect trim was installed on a vehicle, the vehicle would fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact." In the event of a vehicle crash, the vehicles may not provide the protection required by the standard if an occupant strikes the A-Pillar trim. Mercedes-Benz will check to see if the correct trim cover was installed and, if not, replace that trim cover with the correct one. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during February 2011. 10V-655

OCTOBER 2010 -- Mercedes Benz is recalling certain model year 2010 C-Class, model 204, E-Class, model 212, and model year 2010-2011 E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet model 207 vehicles. The power steering system in the subject vehicles may fail due to the loss of power steering fluid. Owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicle in areas, such as parking lots, where maximum power steering is required, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Dealers will check and retorque the connection fitting free of charge. The safety recall began on October 31, 2010.   10V-459

OCTOBER 2010 -- 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 is expected to begin during November 2010.   10V-540


NEWS:   Mercedes recalls vehicles over leaky fuel filters

YAHOO NEWS -- November 5,  2010 – Daimler AG said Friday it will recall about 2,300 Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicles and sedans to fix fuel filters that could leak diesel fuel.

The recall covers certain diesel versions of the 2011 E Class sedan and 2011 GL Class, M Class and R Class SUVs and crossover vehicles. The vehicles included in the recall were built from November 2009 through October 2010.

The automaker said a lack of lubrication in the diesel engine fuel filters could cause the filters to leak.

Fuel could leak onto the road, causing slippery conditions and a potential crash.

Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran said the automaker was not aware of any injuries connected with the recall.

Owners will be notified later this month. Dealers will replace the fuel filter free of charge.

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NEWS:    Mercedes recalling 85,000 autos over power steering

YAHOO NEWS -- October 11,  2010 –  Daimler AG said Monday it was recalling about 85,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States to prevent a loss of power steering fluid.

The government's auto safety agency said in a posting to its website Monday that the recall involved Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles from the 2010 model year and Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles from the 2010-2011 model years. The recall involves vehicles produced between June 2009 and late February 2010.

Daimler told the government that the loss of fluid could make it difficult to control the vehicle in a parking lot, where maximum power steering is required.

The German automaker said in a statement that the gradual loss of fluid was generally followed by a whining noise from the power steering's pump, which could make it difficult to steer while parking.

Daimler said the vehicle remains steerable.   The recall is expected to begin this month.   

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AUGUST 2010 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2002-2010 G-Class vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "'Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." These vehicles are equipped with a grill cover for front turn signal protection that, while permissible, may impact over time the signal's ability to meet the minimum requirements of FMVSS 108. The signal light's visibility to other motorists may be reduced over time, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install improved turn light units optimized for usage with grills. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2010.   10V-366

AUGUST 2010 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2002-2009 G-Class vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The headlamps of the affected vehicles are equipped with a protective grill that is not permissible under FMVSS No. 108. The vehicles fail to meet the requirements of the standard. Dealers will remove the headlamp grills free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before November 30, 2010.   10V-368

NOVEMBER 2009 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling model year 2009 550 G-Class vehicles. The fuel line quick connectors located under the vehicle away from the engine compartment may not have been connected properly on the assembly line and completely seated in the connection. In case of a frontal crash, the fuel pump would no longer function but a partial dislocation of the line could lead to a potential for fuel loss from the line at the quick connector. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will check the connection of the fuel line quick connectors and install a new clamp to assure the quick connectors secure connection. The remedy will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2010. 09V-453

MARCH 2009 --   Mercedes Benz is recalling 16,130 MY 2009 M-Class W164 passenger vehicles equipped with theoptional power lift gate. As a result of a faulty seal around the rear tail lamp assembly, water may enterthe 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.   09V-076

MARCH 2009 --  Mercedes-Benz is recalling 54 MY 2009 S-Class, W221 vehicles. During production the front and rear passenger side door locks may have been mistakenly interchanged during production. The exchange of afront and a rear passenger side door lock would result in a passenger side door that cannot be opened bymerely pulling on the interior handle and a rear door lock that can be opened with a simple pull of the interior door handle even if locked. This situation could affect the safe exiting of a vehicle in the event of a crash or protection of children from inadvertent opening of the rear door. Dealers will check the part number on all door locks and replace any incorrectly installed door lock free of charge. The recall began on March 27, 2009. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.   09V-081

DECEMBER 2008 -- 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 is expected to begin during January 2009.  08V682

NOVEMBER 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1,515 MY 2007 S-Class vehicles. The radial knuckle of the front strut may fail. The radial knuckle flaw may occur after significant mileage accumulation combined with exposure to high continuous stress by driving on rough roads. If a radial knuckle fails, the steering control of the vehicle may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will check the front strut for the production date. If the front strut falls in the affected production range, the struts will be replaced. The recall is expected to begin during December 2008.  08V608

AUGUST 2008 -- Mercedes Benz is recalling 4,564 MY 2001-2006 CL-Class (Model 215), MY 2002-2006 S-Class (Model 220), MY 2003-2007 SL-Class (Model 230), MY 2007-2008 CL-Class (Model 216), and MY 2007 S-Class (Model 221) passenger vehicles equipped with Active Body Control (ABC) acceleration sensors on the front struts. These sensors measure acceleration around the Z-axis of the vehicle and assure an automatic adaptation of the front struts to maintain a relatively level body position. Variations in the soldering process resulted in soldering points on the board of the ABC sensors which may not be within design tolerances. Signals from the affected sensors measuring the acceleration may not be accurately transmitted to the engine control unit. A variation in the transmitted values between affected and unaffected sensors can result in one front strut adjusting to a value indicating body movement while another strut does not adjust presenting the driver with an uneven front suspension. This condition may lead to unexpected body movements at the front axle which can adversely influence the vehicle's directional stability and could lead to a vehicle crash. Dealers will inspect and replace, if necessary, the front ABC sensors in all potentially affected vehicles. The recall is expected to begin during September 2008.  08V405

JULY 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 404 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. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008.  08V303

JUNE 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 52,740 MY 2006-2008 ML and GL class vehicles equipped with a 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 trailer hitch 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 is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. 08V242

MARCH 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 3,283 MY 2008 S-Class and CL-Class passenger vehicles. A malfunction may occur on the Signal Acquisition and Actuation Module-Front (SAM-F) transistors. The SAM-F is a double transistor that helps control vehicle functions and the lighting of the center console. Incorrect storage of the transistors led the transistors to be exposed to excess humidity. The presence of this moisture in combination with the thermal stress during the "reflow soldering" may have damaged the transistors while could prevent them from properly functioning increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace all potentially affected SAMs. The recall is expected to begin during May 2008. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. 08V122

JANUARY 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 9,004 MY 2007 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class 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 is expected to begin during February 2008. 08V-006

DECEMBER 2007 --  Mercedes-Benz is recalling 3 MY 2007 SLR McLaren vehicles. The windshields were not installed correctly. Either the primer or activator was missing at the time of installation. The manufacturer has not yet provided a consequence for this campaign. Dealers will remove the windshields, clean and reinstall them correctly with primer and activator. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V-588

OCTOBER 2007 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 5,823 MY 2008 C-Class vehicles for failing to comply with some of the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection." The rear outboard seat belts do not comply with the lap-belt lockability requirement which enables the lap belt portion of the belt to be locked by the user to facilitate the use of older non-latch design child restraint devices. Under certain circumstances, this situation may cause the locking mechanism not to perform as required by the standard for use with older non-latch child restraints. Dealers will replace all potentially affected seat belts. The recall is expected to begin during November 2007. 07V-465


NEWS:    2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz GL & ML class

ConsumerReports.org -- July 21,  2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling over 52,000 GL and ML class vehicles equipped with the Flex-N-Gate trailer hitch. Some of the seams connecting the hitch to the attachment bar used to connect it to the body frame do not meet specifications and may result in the hitch separating from the attachment bar.

Dealers will repair the trailer hitch and owners are urged not to use the hitch until it is repaired. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

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NEWS:   Mercedes-Benz Recalls S Class Sedans

ConsumerAffaris.com -- March 25, 2008  --  Mercedes-Benz is recalling 3,283 2008 S Class luxury cars because of a faulty transistor.

“A malfunction may occur on the signal acquisition and actuation module” that controls vehicle some vehicle functions, including the center console lighting, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The transistors were improperly stored and exposed to excess humidity. “The presence of this moisture in combination with thermal stress...may damage the transistors and prevent them from properly functioning which will increase the risk of a crash,” according to NHTSA.

Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect and replace the transistors free of charge when the recall begins in May.

Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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NEWS:   Mercedes Recalls Thousands of Cars in U.S. for Sensor

Jan. 21, 2008 (Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG, the world's second- biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is recalling more than 9,000 Mercedes-Benz diesel-engine cars in the U.S. from the 2007 model year because a potential sensor problem could cause the cars to lose power.

In certain cars, wires could separate from the crankshaft sensor frame, causing an interruption in the electrical connection to the chip holding the sensor, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a report on its recall Web site.

As a result, the car ``cannot be restarted after failure of the electrical connection in the sensor, increasing the risk of a crash,'' according to the report. Cars in the E, GL, M and R classes are affected, and dealers will begin replacing the sensor next month, the agency said.

Mercedes spokesmen Robert Moran and Christoph Horn didn't immediately return a call or e-mail messages seeking comment. The Wall Street Journal first reported the recall earlier today

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