Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. is Recalling certain 2015 S550 Hybrid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 22, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Onboard Charger Malfunction/Car may Shift to Park

Report Receipt Date: NOV 24, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V796000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

MERCEDES-BENZ

Model

S550 HYBRID

Model Year(s)

2015

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 S550 Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 24, 2015, to June 12, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a high voltage onboard charger that may not have been built to specification, and as a result, the charging function for an external charging cable might not function and the onboard charger may incorrectly detect a charging cable, even while the vehicle is being driven.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the charging cable is incorrectly detected and the vehicle is stopped or moving at a very slow speed, the vehicle may unexpectedly shift to park, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the onboard charger, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

NOTES:
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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