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Car Recalls

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

Mercedes-Benz S600 recalls

 

For Models: Mercedes-Benz S550, Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC, Mercedes-Benz S600, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Body, Interior & Misc., March 27, 2009

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During production, on fifty-four Mercedes S-Class models, the front and rear door locks may have been mistakenly interchanged. This means that a rear passenger could open the rear door with a simple pull of the interior door handle, and the front passenger could not open by pulling on the interior handle. This situation could affect the safe exiting of the vehicle in a crash or protection against the accidental opening of the rear door by a child. Dealers will inspect the part numbers on all door locks and replace any that are incorrect. The recall began on March 27, 2009. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2009030001.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz S550, Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC, Mercedes-Benz S600, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Suspension & Steering, February 18, 2009

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One or both front suspension ball joints may fail. Vehicles with significant mileage are more prone to this type of failure. Dealers will inspect and replace the ball joints as necessary. The recall is scheduled to begin during February 2009.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz CL550, Mercedes-Benz CL600, Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CLK350, Mercedes-Benz CLK550, Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CLS550, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S550, Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC, Mercedes-Benz S600, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL550, Mercedes-Benz SL600, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLK280, Mercedes-Benz SLK350, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2008

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Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz CL500, Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CL600, Mercedes-Benz S430, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S600

Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2007

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The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz CL500, Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CL600, Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S430, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S600

Electrical & Lights, September 29, 2006

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The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006. 

For Models: Mercedes-Benz CL500, Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CL600, Mercedes-Benz S430, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S600

Electrical & Lights, October 18, 2004

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The HVAC blower motor may lose power because the fuse for the circuit may lose contact. This is due to a flaw in the plastic holder that secures the fuse that protects this circuit. If the fan stops working, you may not be able to clear fog and frost off of your windshield. If visibility is reduced, you could be at risk of getting into an accident. Dealers will install new blower motor fuse holders. This recall began during October 2004. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 070010.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz CL600, Mercedes-Benz S600

Suspension & Steering, August 31, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, CORROSION MAY OCCUR IN THE INNER STEEL PORTIONS OF THE ACTIVE BODY CONTROL¿S (ABC) HIGH-PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION HOSE DUE TO EXTENSIVE EXPOSURE TO HEAT AND HUMIDITY. OVER TIME, CORROSION MAY DETERIORATE THE INNER STEEL PORTIONS OF THE HOSE.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz CL500, Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CL600, Mercedes-Benz S430, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S600

Body, Interior & Misc., August 17, 2004

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The trunk lid springs could fail in the closed position. If the trunk lid is manually lifted, it may not remain in the open position and could cause injury if it comes down unexpectedly. Dealers will replace both trunk lid springs to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050015.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz S430, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S600

Electrical & Lights, February 14, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, EXCESSIVE STATIC BUILD-UP IN THE TRUNK FLOOR MATS CAN CAUSE A STATIC DISCHARGE WHEN INDIVIDUALS MOVE OR REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE TRUNK COMPARTMENT.