2018100008 – Incorrect Software for Air Bag Control Unit – 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V724
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Potential Number of Units Affected 2


Incorrect Software for Air Bag Control Unit

If the air bags do not deploy as intended, it can increase the risk of injury.



Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Cabrio and AMG GT-C Cabrio vehicles. Due to a software incompatibility, in the event of a low speed crash, both stages of the frontal air bags may deploy instead of only the first-stage deploying as intended.



MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA’s number for this recall is 2018100008.



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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Recall Acknowledgement

October 29, 2018


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Recalls Documents



J2534 Pass-Thru

CarDAQ-Plus – PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware
CarDAQ-M Modular PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware
CarDAQ-Plus 2
Autel MaxiFlash Elite J2534
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer
Autel (AULMF2534) MaxiFlash Pro


All information in regard to Mercedes-Benz J2534 compliant software is available free of charge and found under the MB Workshop Resources tab on the home page of www.startekinfo.com

J2534 complaint software for Mercedes-Benz vehicles is available for purchase from Mercedes-Benz USA.

In order to use the J2534 complaint software for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the purchaser must furnish their own:

  • Windows based PC or laptop*
  • J2534 compliant interface box*1*

*Must be purchased from a third party company and are not available from Mercedes-Benz USA LLC.

*1* suggested listing of J2534 interface boxes is located within the J2534 Pass-Thru User’s Manual which is posted for view without cost under the MB Workshop Resources tab on the home page of www.startekinfo.com

Vehicle Coverage

J2534 complaint software for Mercedes-Benz vehicles has coverage for all required functions associated to reprogramming, initialization, and fault clearing of emission control modules (engine and transmission) fitted to vehicles 2004 Model Year and newer. Additionally all access and functionality required in regard the configuration via SCN Coding and/or CVN Coding is covered.

J2534 complaint software for Mercedes-Benz vehicles is delivered via DVD media which is delivered monthly for the license term of one year upon purchase.

  • All control unit software (reprogramming calibrations) is contained within J2534 DVD media.

Terms and conditions

J2534 complaint software for Mercedes-Benz vehicles is purchased in 1-year license increments. During that license term the user will receive an initial software package, license key, SCN/CVN Coding information/access as well as monthly updates via DVD media.

  • Additional updates of software after the 1st year can be purchased at additional cost, however are not required for the system to continue functioning.

For pricing and additional information via the internet, please refer to the information at the beginning of this section.




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