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Recall 12E028000

All Season Floor Pats Restrict Accelerator Pedal

Recall Details

Accessory all season floor mats purchased and installed may restrict accelerator pedal operation, resulting in a sticking pedal. Dealers will replace the floor mats free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The all season floor mats may restrict accelerator pedal movement, resulting in the accelerator pedal sticking.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mercedes-Benz must be performed by a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Mercedes-Benz began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in December 2012. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes-Benz dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 9, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 9, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,879
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12E028000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain accessory all-season floor mats sold for use in model year 2012 and 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class vehicles. This all-season floor mat may not fully conform to the contour of the vehicle's floor plan as intended. Clearance between the mat and the gas pedal may be reduced, possibly allowing the pedal to become trapped.
Consequence
This interference could prevent the gas pedal from retracting and the vehicle may not decelerate as expected when the driver lifts their foot from the gas pedal, which could increase the risk of a crash. Should the pedal become trapped, steady application of the brakes will allow the vehicle to be brought to a stop.
Remedy
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the floor mats free of charge. Until replacement mats become available, consumers are advised to remove their floor mats from the vehicle. The safety recall began on December 21, 2012. Only vehicles equipped with the accessory floor mats are affected. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz for more information at 1-800-367-6372.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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