2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach Cars and SUVs: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,100 model-year 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mercedes-AMG CLA sedans; model-year 2020-21 Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS SUVs; and model-year 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE and GLS SUVs, and 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUVs

The Problem: The instrument cluster software may deactivate the illumination of certain interior switches (switch bar, overhead control unit, steering wheel) if the hazard lights are turned on and the ignition switch is in the off position, which may make them more difficult to find and operate, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the instrument cluster software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners April 14. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. Click here to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership.

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