Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. is Cecalling certain E, GL, GLE and GLS series vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Possible Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist

If water enters the power steering control unit, the power steering assist may be deactivated, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V241000

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components: STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 58,323

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.

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.

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.

Vehicles

Make Model Model Year(s)
MERCEDES-BENZ E300 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ E400 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GL350 2016 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GL450 2016 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GL550 2016 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GL63 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE550E 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLS63 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE300D 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE350 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE350D 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE400 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE43 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE63 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE63S 2016

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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