Battery Issues Spur Mercedes Recall

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced multiple recalls this week, including one affecting over 3,800 Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

A recall notice was issued by the NHTSA after a malfunction in certain models of Mercedes-Benz sedans was detected. It is reported that 3,823 units of Mercedes-Benz’s 2022-2023 sedans are affected.

The problem lies in the high-voltage battery monitoring system software, which fails to alert drivers of a battery problem. The glitch can lead to increased risks of accidents, injuries, and fires.

The recalled Mercedes-Benz models include:

  • 2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+
  • 2022 & 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450
  • 2022 & 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz S 580e
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 350

Owners of these vehicles will receive a letter alerting them to the recall by June 27.

A repair to the battery management system software can be acquired free of charge from any authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

Mercedes-Benz USA customer service can be reached at 1-800-367-6372 if further assistance is required.

Other Recalls

Other recall notices recently issued by the NHTSA affected Subarus, Forest River travel trailers, and Tiffin motorhomes.

Earlier this week, Subaru recalled 4,030 of its 2023 Impreza hatchback vehicles due to an issue with a brake light switch that might result in the brake lights going on without the driver stepping on the brake pedal.

The notice states that authorized Subaru dealers can inspect vehicles targeted by the recall and adjust the stop lamp switch as necessary at no cost to the owner.

Forest River issued a recall of 137 of its 2022 Columbus CMF299RL fifth-wheel vehicles. A riser tube is missing between the axle hangers, which may lead to insufficient clearance for the tires. Abrasions on the tires might cause a flat or even a crash.

The Canadian manufacturer also issued a recall of 37 of its 2023 Salem and Wildwood travel trailers. In some units, the brakes may not be wired correctly, and this might lead to brake failure.

Tiffin Motorhomes recalled 242 of its 2020-2023 Allegro Breeze motorhomes due to a potential fire risk. There is a risk of the condensation pan under the refrigerator overflowing and leaking into the Molex electrical connections on the floor.

All these recalls can be repaired free of charge at an authorized dealership.

To learn whether your vehicle has been affected by these or any other recent recalls, check the NHTSA’s website by entering your vehicle identification number.

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