Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Recalled for Hood Latch Bolts

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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