NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V448
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected 5,061
Parking Brake Cable may Loosen
As the parking brake lever travel increases, the holding force may decrease to a point where the vehicle is no longer safely secured in all parking situations, allowing the vehicle to unexpectedly move when parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 smart fortwo vehicles. In these vehicles, the lock nut that secures the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever may loosen over time, resulting in increased parking brake lever travel before the parking brake engages.