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Mercedes-Benz S550 Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 11 Mercedes-Benz S550 recalls between 2007 and 2017. Learn if your Mercedes-Benz S550 is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 14, 2017

The air bags may not deploy as needed in a crash due to a software issue. This would increase risk of occupant injury.

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 14, 2016

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.

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 16, 2016

The seat belt extenders may not retract as intended, and may break in a crash. This would increase risk of occupant injury.

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2016

The low beam headlights may not be properly adjusted, reducing visibility for the driver. This could result in an accident.

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 20, 2013

The front seatbelts may not perform as expected in the event of a crash.

Mercedes-Benz will notify the owners of affected vehicles beginning in December 2013. If you don't receive notification and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2013110008.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 3, 2012

A fuel leak can develop due to an error in the manufacturing process of the fuel filter. 

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in January 2013. If you are experiencing any fuel odors or a visible fuel leak is found, please call your Mercedes dealer. You should also consider not driving your vehicle and having it towed to the nearest dealer.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 3, 2011

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.

Mercedes Benz notified owners of affected vehicles starting in September 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 27, 2009

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.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the door locks may not operate as expected. Please contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 18, 2009

A front suspension ball joint may fail, resulting in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Consider this a high priority recall. A front ball joint could fail without warning. Please contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 1, 2008

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.

Please contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.