Mounting of Rear Axle Carrier Left Side – 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

October 25, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V768000

Rear Axle Carrier Bolt Connection May Fail

Unexpected changes in the vehicle’s handling can increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V768

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 36

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 SL450, SL63 AMG, and SL550 vehicles. Over time, the bolt connection at the front-left mounting point on the rear axle carrier casting may fail, possibly affecting the vehicle’s handling.

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VS3KEIL – Improper Abutting Wedge Installation – 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

October 8, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V716000

Improper Abutting Wedge Installation

If a vehicle that has an incorrectly installed abutting wedge is involved in a severe frontal accident, a greater force may be necessary to open the doors, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V716

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 153

 

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the abutting wedge, a component attached to the door jamb to make opening the door easier after a severe frontal impact, may have been installed incorrectly.

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VS2SITZAB – Backup Battery Opening Exposed – 2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris

October 8, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V715000

Backup Battery Opening Exposed

If conductive material, such as metal, unintentionally drops into the opening and contacts the terminals on the battery, an electrical short can occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V715

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 15,160

 

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The integrated backup battery compartment located underneath the front passenger’s seat may not have its own cover, potentially exposing the battery when the seat is moved forward.

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Fastening of Rear Door Trim Bar – 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & GLS-Class

October 4, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V709000

Rear Door Window Trim May Detach

The detached trim can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V709

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 13,799

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2020 GLE350, GLE350 4MATIC, GLE450 4MATIC, GLS450 4MATIC, and GLS580 4MATIC vehicles. The rear door window trim may detach.

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VS3AIRIGEL – ACU Unlocked – 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

October 2, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V695000

Airbag System may be Deactivated

An inactive airbag system can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V695

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,232

 

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The airbag systems may not have been activated after vehicle production. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

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