Mercedes-Benz G-Class Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (26)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Air bags, electrical system


2017-03-14
17V177000
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and GLE300d 4Matic vehicles, 2013 C250, E350 BlueTec and G63 AMG vehicles, 2008-2014 C300 vehicles, 2013-2014 C300 4Matic and ML350 4Matic vehicles, 2009 C350 vehicles, 2014 CLS550, E350 4Matic, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Wagon 4Matic, GLK350 and SL550 vehicles, 2012 CLS550 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2016 E350 vehicles, 2016-2017 GL450 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2014 ML350 4Matic BlueTec vehicles, 2015 S550, S550 4Matic and C300 4Matic Sedan vehicles, 2015-2016 C300 Sedan vehicles, and 2017 SL63 AMG vehicles. Various control units on these vehicles may have been updated with incorrect software, potentially affecting the correct deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash.
If the air bags do not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update software in the affected control units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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Latches/locks/linkages: Doors: Latch


2017-03-13
17V178000
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 G550 4MATIC and G63 AMG vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the cable that unlatches the door when the inner door handle is pulled may break if the door is difficult to release, such as could occur after a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."
If the cable breaks and the door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle after a crash, the occupant is at an increased risk of an injury.
MBUSA will notify owners and dealers will replace the cable that connects the inner door handle and the door lock on all four doors, free of charge. The recall began on April 28, 2017. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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Structure


2012-08-03
12V380000
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 G550 and G55 (AMG) vehicles manufactured from September 20, 2010, through April 27, 2011. During the front passenger air bag deployment, parts of the molding strip could potentially become loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment.
In the event of the passenger airbag deployment, if the molding strip comes loose, there is an increased risk of personal injury.
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the connection between the molding strip and air bag cover flap, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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Exterior lighting: Turn signal


2010-08-04
10V366000
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2010 G-CLASS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A GRILL COVER FOR FRONT TURN SIGNAL PROTECTION THAT, WHILE PERMISSIBLE, MAY IMPACT OVER TIME THE SIGNAL'S ABILITY TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 108.
THE SIGNAL LIGHT'S VISIBILITY TO OTHER MOTORISTS MAY BE REDUCED OVER TIME, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL IMPROVED TURN LIGHT UNITS OPTIMIZED FOR USAGE WITH GRILLS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
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Exterior lighting: Headlights


2010-08-04
10V368000
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2009 G-CLASS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE HEADLAMPS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROTECTIVE GRILL THAT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE UNDER FMVSS NO. 108.
THE VEHICLES FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE HEADLAMP GRILLS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
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Fuel system, other


2009-11-23
09V453000
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2009 550 G-CLASS VEHICLES. THE FUEL LINE QUICK CONNECTORS LOCATED UNDER THE VEHICLE AWAY FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CONNECTED PROPERLY ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE AND COMPLETELY SEATED IN THE CONNECTION. IN CASE OF A FRONTAL CRASH, THE FUEL PUMP WOULD NO LONGER FUNCTION BUT A PARTIAL DISLOCATION OF THE LINE COULD LEAD TO A POTENTIAL FOR FUEL LOSS FROM THE LINE AT THE QUICK CONNECTOR.
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CONNECTION OF THE FUEL LINE QUICK CONNECTORS AND INSTALL A NEW CLAMP TO ASSURE THE QUICK CONNECTORS SECURE CONNECTION. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
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