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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG recalls

 

For Models: Mercedes-Benz CLS500, Mercedes-Benz E320, Mercedes-Benz E500, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL500, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL600, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

Brakes, August 8, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.

 

For Models: Mercedes-Benz E320, Mercedes-Benz E500, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL500, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL600

Brakes, October 21, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

High mileage combined with a high number of brake actuations, or a high brake actuation frequency, can cause the pump motor of the SBC to run out of permissible tolerances. As a result, excessively high pressure may build the high pressure line of the brake system. If this occurs, the system will switch into the hydraulic function mode as designed. Sensotronic brake control is disabled when the brake system is functioning in the hydraulic mode. Dealers will inspect the SBC hydraulic unit and replace it if necessary to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050014.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz C230, Mercedes-Benz C240, Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG, Mercedes-Benz C320, Mercedes-Benz CLK320, Mercedes-Benz CLK500, Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz E320, Mercedes-Benz E500, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz E320, Mercedes-Benz E500, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Suspension & Steering, August 21, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The nut on the bolt that connects the steering gear to the steering coupling my not be tightened to specification. If the nut were to loosen, the connection may slip over time, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and tighten the coupling nut as required. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003-08003.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz E300, Mercedes-Benz E320, Mercedes-Benz E430, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Body, Interior & Misc., November 20, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A WRONG CLAMP MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE WINDOW AIR BAG UNITS.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz E320, Mercedes-Benz E430, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLK230

Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2000 SLK AND E-CLASS VEHICLES. SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS HAVE OCCURRED WHEN THE VEHICLE IS LEFT PARKED IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING WARMER MONTHS.