Mercedes-Benz is Recalling certain SLK 250, SLK 350, SLC 300, and SLC 43 AMG vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 22, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Mercedes-Benz Brakes may Drag and Overheat

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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V308000

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,818

Make Model Model Year(s)
MERCEDES-BENZ SLC 43 AMG 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ SLC300 2016 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ SLK250 2015
MERCEDES-BENZ SLK350 2016

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.

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.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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