Mercedes-Benz E500 Recalls
There are several computers in the vehicle and each computer requires proper software to operate the each vehicle system. One particular software calibration on this vehicle was erroneous from the factory and could keep the fuel system powered after an accident. This can cause fuel to continue to flow even after an accident.
The sensotronic brake control (SCB) system may default to the basic hydraulic mode. Greater pedal pressure and longer pedal travel will be required when trying to stop the vehicle.
The sensotronic brake control (SBC) may default to the basic hydraulic function mode.
The seat belt buckle may not lock properly under certain circumstances. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.
The steering coupling may become loose over time, resulting in diminishing steering ability.