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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling one 2013 R320 4MATIC CDI vehicle equipped with a six-cylinder diesel engine; ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE
Report Receipt Date: APR 11, 2017 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V247000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1

APRIL 2017 -- 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 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 USA is recalling 700,000 vehicles;  AIR BAGS
Report Receipt Date: FEB 11, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V081000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 711,266 

FEBRUARY 2016 -- 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 2006-2007 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. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. 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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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

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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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

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

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


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

Jan. 21 (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


NEWS:  Mercedes Benz R Class Recall

ConsumerAffairs.com-- April 11, 2006  -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling 2,500 model year 2006 Mercedes Benz R Class vehicles because the threads in a nut used to secure the seat belt buckle in a limited number of second row seats may be missing. The missing threads could cause an incomplete connection of the buckle to the seat.