WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Increased braking effort may increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V817000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 432
Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Mercedes G550 & G550 4×4 Squared vehicles. The vacuum hose for the brake booster may collapse resulting in increased braking effort.
Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vacuum hose, as necessary, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall in January 2018 and they will receive a second letter when the parts become available, currently expected to be in March 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
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