Close

Recall 17V241000

Power Steering Assistance Fails

Recall Details

Water may enter the power steering control unit due to an insufficient seal of the electric power steering connector. Dealers will replace the connector and inspect the electric power steering rack, replacing the rack if necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Power steering assistance may fail due to water entering the control unit. This would cause increased risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

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 May, 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.

Suspension & Steering, April 11, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 11, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
58,323
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V241000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, E400 4Matic Coupe, GL63 AMG, GLE350, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE43 AMG Coupe 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic and GLE63S AMG Coupe 4Matic vehicles, 2017 E300 4Matic and GLS63 AMG 4Matic vehicles, and 2016-2017 GL350 4Matic BlueTec, GL450 4Matic, and GL550 4Matic vehicles. The affected vehicles have an electric power steering connector that may be insufficiently sealed, allowing water to enter the control unit.
Consequence
If water enters the power steering control unit, the power steering assist may be deactivated, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and inspect the electric power steering rack, replacing the rack as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service 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.
Not your car? Find your recalls now:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration