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Recall 17V308000

Brakes Overheat From Remaining Slightly Applied

Recall Details

The electronic stability control (ESC) may unintentionally keep the brakes applied slightly, resulting in reduced braking power and brake overheating. Dealers will update the ESC system software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brakes of the vehicle may remain engaged slightly due to an electronic problem with the stability control system. This can cause the brakes to overheat, reducing stopping effectiveness and possibly causing a fire hazard.

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 June, 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.

Brakes, May 09, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 09, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,818
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V308000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015 SLK 250, 2016 SLK 350, 2016-2017 SLC 300, and 2017 SLC 43 AMG vehicles. In these vehicles, the electronic stability control (ESC) system software may incorrectly keep the brakes slightly applied.
Consequence
If brake pads are constantly applied over long periods of driving, the brake components may heat up, affecting braking performance and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the dragging brakes may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the ESC system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late June 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.
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