The bolts securing the secondary hood latch may not have been properly tightened during vehicle assembly on 23 vehicles. The could result in the secondary hood latch becoming ineffective. If the hood were not properly secured by the primary latch and the the secondary latch was not functioning, the hood could open while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will check and retighten the bolts on the secondary latch as necessary to correct this concern.
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Recalls
The Hood May Open Unexpectedly While Driving
Body, Interior & Misc.,November 6, 2012
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