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Mercedes-Benz Calling Out Multiple Recalls

Mercedes has placed a lot of recalls on cars from this year in the last month. Currently there are 4 different active recalls. Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupes are being recalled due to an issue that can cause the car to shut down while breaking. Multiple Mercedes Benz models are being recalled due to improperly bolted seat belts that could fail during a crash. SLK models have a problem with misaligned headlights. Then finally the C300 4Matics are being recalled due to a failure in power steering.  Most of these issues are due to electrical errors, you can find electrical components for Mercedes-Benz cars if you click here.

July 16, 2016 — Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 6,300 vehicles in four recalls to fix four separate defects, one involving minor problems with the way headlights are aimed.

Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupe

The majority of the recalled cars are 5,826 model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupes with problems that can cause the cars to shut down when using the brakes. The automaker says an error inside the engine control unit software can cause the cars to shut down any time the brakes are applied.

Mercedes says it’s possible the driver could be confused and believe the shutdown was planned due to the start/stop function. No matter what a driver may think, the car shutting down from simply applying the brakes could be a serious safety hazard.

Mercedes-Benz says the recalled 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupes were built December 10, 2014, to June 6, 2016.

The automaker says owners should watch for mailed notices in July and dealers will update the engine control unit software to keep the cars from stalling. Continue Reading

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