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MERCEDES-BENZ RECALLS NEARLY 1 MILLION VEHICLES
Mercedes-Benz Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles due a potential corrosion-linked issue with their brake boosters.
The latest recall covers more than 993,000 ML, GL and R-Class vehicles sold globally and produced between 2004 and 20015.
Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that on certain vehicles of the ML, GL, and R-Class series from the production period 2004 to 2015, the function of the brake booster might be affected by advanced corrosion in the joint area of the housing.
Affected Models -USA
- 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL320BTC
- 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320CDI
- 2010-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350BTC
- 2007-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450
- 2008-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550
- 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320BTC
- 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320CDI
- 2006-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350
- 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350BTC
- 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450H
- 2006-2007 Mercedes-Benz ML500
- 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML550
- 2007-2011 Mercedes-Benz AMG ML63
- 2009 Mercedes-Benz R320BTC
- 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz R320CDI
- 2006-2012 Mercedes-Benz R350
- 2010-2012 Mercedes-Benz R350BTC
- 2006-2007 Mercedes-Benz R500
- 2008 Mercedes-Benz R550
- 2007 Mercedes-Benz AMG R63
UK Models approximately 30,000 UK models’ were sold during the period between 2004 and 2015.
Models affected are ML, GL (BR 164) and R-Class (BR 251) from 2004 to 2015
Hazard: The risk of a crash or injury would be increased due a potential corrosion-linked issue with their brake boosters.
The issue in these older vehicles hinges on possible corrosion in the joint area of the brake booster housing, thus contributing to a vacuum leak at the brake booster.
The German transport authority, known as KBA, in its statement about the latest recall said, “Corrosion on the brake booster can in the worst case, lead to the connection between the brake pedal and the braking system being interrupted. “As a consequence, the service brake can stop functioning.”
Remedy: Stop use & have brake boosters inspected.
MBUSA is advising affected customers to stop driving their vehicles. MBUSA will also offer complimentary towing to owners of affected vehicles to attend the workshop. The workshop will remove the rubber brake booster sleeve, inspect the brake booster housing and replace parts as required.
In the event a repair would be necessary and cannot be carried out immediately, an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will help coordinate an individual solution for the customer, including alternate mobility. According to MBUSA, there had been no crashes or injuries related to this issue.
NHTSA Recall No. : 22V-315
Safety Recall Report 22V-315 https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2022/RCLRPT-22V315-3653.PDF
Approximately 30,000 UK models’ were sold during the period between 2004 and 2015.
Mercedes will be contacting affected customers immediately, with the recall process starting right away. The recall will involve a full inspection of potentially affected vehicles, with the relevant parts replaced if necessary. The firm has said that until the inspection has taken place, ‘we ask our customers not to drive their vehicles’.