Mercedes-Benz is issuing a recall for its 2012 model year CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic models where the bolts holding down the hood’s secondary latch striker can loosen over time.
The issue is a result of the bolts being improperly torqued due to inaccurate technical documentation on the assembly line. According to the German automaker, only 23 vehicles are affected and the issue has little risk to the owners. Though the bolts can vibrate and come loose in extreme cases, causing the hood to open on its own, the driver will receive a warning message if the hood is not properly closed.
Mercedes will be contacting affected owners starting next month, and dealers will check that the bolts are properly tightened.