Brake Pedal Plate Welding – 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

April 18, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V314000

Pedal Plate May Bend, Impairing Brake Pedal Use

Impaired operation of the brake pedal may increase the risk of crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V314

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,051

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 A220 and A220 4MATIC vehicles. Due to improper welding, the pedal plate may bend, impairing the operation of the brake pedal.

 

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welding of the brake pedal, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 19, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

 

Notes

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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TO: Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principals, General Managers, Sales Managers, Service Managers, Parts Managers FROM:  Gregory Gunther, Department Manager, Vehicle Compliance and

Analysis, Engineering Services

RE:   Recall Campaign Initial Notification
Brake Pedal Plate Welding
MY19 177 (A-Class)
DATE: April 26, 2019

 

IMPORTANT RECALL CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Please see the attached documents related to the campaign listed above.

 

Please note that all customer inquiries should be directed to the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.

 

Sincerely,

Gregory Gunther

Department Manager, Vehicle Compliance & Analysis


Campaign No. :  NHTSA ID Campaign Desc. : Brake Pedal Plate Welding
TBA 19V314 PEND 177 BR WELD
This is to notify you of a new Recall Campaign regarding the brake pedal plate welding on 1051 Model Year (“MY”) 2019 A-Class (177 platform) vehicles.  The recall campaign will be visible on the www.safercar.gov website and may generate questions from customers.

Affected VINs will be flagged in VMI as “PENDING” on April 26, 2019.

Background
Issue Daimler AG, the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has determined that on certain Model Year (“MY”) 2019 A-Class vehicles (177 platform), the welding of the brake pedal plate to the brake pedal lever might not have been performed according to current production specifications. In this case, applying pressure on the left side of the pedal plate might lead to a tilting of the pedal plate (yaw). If such tilting occurs, the operation of the brake pedal would be impaired, increasing the risk of a crash.  An authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will check the welding of the brake pedal on the affected vehicles and replace the brake pedal, if necessary.
What We’re Doing MBUSA will conduct a voluntary recall. An additional notification will be sent when the remedy is available.
Parts Parts are not yet available. An additional notification will be sent once the parts are available for repairs.
Vehicles Affected
Vehicle Model Year(s) 2019
Vehicle Model A-Class
Vehicle Populations
Total Recall Population 1051
Total Vehicles in Dealer Inventory 171
Given this notice, it is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to sell or lease any new MY19 A-Class vehicles in dealer inventory covered by this notification until the vehicle has been repaired.  Once the remedy is available, the vehicles will be flagged as “OPEN” and Work Instructions will be available in Star TekInfo Once the repair is complete, the vehicle may be sold or leased.

Loaner and demonstrator vehicles may continue to be driven, but must not be retailed until repaired. 

Additionally, given this notice, it is a violation of Federal Law for car rental companies to rent new MY19 A-Class vehicles covered by this notification until the vehicle has been repaired.

Next Steps/Notes
Customer Notification Timeline Customer letters will be mailed approximately one week after the remedy becomes available.
AOMS/SOMS AOMs – This recall may generate questions from your dealers. Please forward this notice to your dealers ASAP.
Rental Fleet Partners This recall may affect vehicles in your fleet. Please contact your respective MBUSA fleet representative for further information and next steps. For repairs, please contact your preferred MBUSA dealer.
While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, MBUSA is determined to maintain a high level of vehicle quality and customer satisfaction. Please refer all customer inquiries to the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
MERCEDES BENZ A220 2019

3 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – RE: Recall Campaign Initial Notification – Brake Pedal Plate Welding MY19 177 (A-Class)

RCMN-19V314-7112.pdf 157.79KB

Download (PDF, 154KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V314-7036.pdf 245.716KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V314-7518.PDF 214.107KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V314&docType=RCL


 

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