Mercedes-Benz S550 Recalls
The system that provides power steering assistance may stop working, resulting in additional efforts being required to turn the steering wheel while driving. This would increase risk of a crash.
The seat belt extenders may not retract as intended, and may break in a crash. This would increase risk of occupant injury.
The low beam headlights may not be properly adjusted, reducing visibility for the driver. This could result in an accident.
The front seatbelts may not perform as expected in the event of a crash.
A fuel leak can develop due to an error in the manufacturing process of the fuel filter.
The system that monitors tire air pressure may malfunction and not illuminate a warning light all times low pressure is noticed. This can result in unintended low air pressure or imminent tire failure that goes unnoticed.
On fifty-four Mercedes S-Class models, the door locks may not operate as expected. This situation could affect the safe exiting of the vehicle in a crash or the protection against the accidental opening of the rear door by a child.
A front suspension ball joint may fail, resulting in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
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.
An internal fault with the module that controls certain vehicle functions may cause it to fail, increasing the risk of a crash.