15,000+ Mercedes Vehicles Face Recall Over Brake Issues

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Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) has announced a recall for certain models due to a risk associated with brake booster corrosion. This recall affects approximately 15,604 vehicles spanning across multiple models manufactured between 2006 and 2012, specifically the ML, GL, and R-Class series. The potential for moisture accumulation within the brake booster housing may lead to corrosion, ultimately decreasing brake performance or leading to brake failure, thus increasing the risk of a crash.

Affected Models

The vehicles involved in this recall include a variety of models:

  • AMG R63 (2007)
  • GL320 (2007-2009)
  • GL350 (2009-2012)
  • GL450 (2007-2012)
  • GL550 (2008-2012)
  • ML320 (2007-2009)
  • ML350 (2006-2011)
  • ML450 (2010-2011)
  • ML500 (2006-2008)
  • ML550 (2008-2011)
  • R320 (2007-2009)
  • R500 (2006-2007)
  • AMG ML63 (2007-2011)
  • R350 (2006-2012)

Recall Remediation

To address this issue, MBUSA has instructed owners not to operate the affected vehicles until the necessary repairs are completed. Authorized dealers will remove the rubber sleeve covering the brake booster, inspect the unit for any signs of corrosion, and replace it if necessary. All repairs will be carried out at no cost to vehicle owners. Notification letters are scheduled to be sent to vehicle owners on May 17, 2024.

Customer Support

Vehicle owners can contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 for more information. Additionally, this recall expands upon a previous recall noted as 22V-315. For further assistance, vehicle owners may also reach out to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov.

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