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12 Mercedes Benz Recalls in 2013


Airbag May Not Deploy Correctly - E-Class Coupe (2013)


Fault: During production monitoring Daimler AG became aware that in isolated cases on the E-Class coupe the air of the right windowbag may be able to escape more quickly than intended in the event that this is activated in an accident. In the event of a collision and in extreme cases the strict internal safety requirements of Daimler AG may not be adhered to.

Repair: Replace the right windowbag as a precautionary measure.

Vehicles Effected: April 01 2012 to June 30 2012

Number of Recalls: 606


Reference Number: R/2012/151

Engine May Cut Out - C CLASS & E CLASS (2013)


Fault: Cracks in the charge air hose may possibly occur. This may subsequently lead to the engine switching to limp-home mode. In rare individual cases the engine shutting off cannot be ruled out.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the charge air hose.

Vehicles Effected: August 01 2011 to December 31 2011

Number of Recalls: 6090


Reference Number: R/2012/159

Accelerator Pedal May Be Impeded By Floor Mat - M Class (2013)


Fault: With the use of all weather or ribbed accessory floor mats temporary contract between the floor mat and accelerator pedal cannot be completely ruled out. In the event of contact between the floor mat and accelerator pedal the accelerator pedal may possibly be released with a delay.

Repair: Check whether the vehicle is equipped with an all weather or ribbed accessory floor mat. If one of the affected floor mats is inserted in the driver footwell the floor mat must be removed from the vehicle so that the above complaint can no longer occur.

Number of Recalls: 2540


Reference Number: R/2013/017

Fuel May Leak - SLK E class S class C Class CL class (2013)


Fault: The flange of the fuel filter may leak due to a non-compliance in the supplier's production process. Should this occur a fuel odour may arise or fuel escape.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the fuel filter.

Number of Recalls: 808


Reference Number: R/2013/031

Risk Of Brake Failure - ANTOS - 963 (2013)


Fault: There is insufficient room for the front brake hoses to move with the steering and suspension without chafing the hose. Should a brake hose chafe through the front wheel brake of the affected axle side could fail upon pressing the brake pedal. The front wheel brake on the affected axle side may therefore fail in the most unfavourable case.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to fit new hoses and brackets which are the same as the current production.

Number of Recalls: 12


Reference Number: R/2013/042

Airbag May Not Perform Correctly In A Collsion - A-Class (2013)


Fault: The laser perforation of the instrument panel (i.e. the predetermined fracture point intended for the unfolding of an airbag from the inside) for the front passenger airbag may not have been performed correctly. If this is the case in the event of a serious frontal collision during which the triggering threshold of the front passenger airbag is reached it is possible that this may not unfold as intended and correspondingly not offer its full protective potential.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to check and where necessary replace the instrument panel.

Vehicles Effected: June 01 2012 to December 31 2012

Number of Recalls: 111


Reference Number: R/2013/053

Short Circuit May Occur - Actros Antos 963 and Arocs 964 (2013)


Fault: It is possible that the routing of the frame wiring harness could chaff on a right angle edge at a cable set bracket. This could result in a short circuit which should be identified to the driver by warning lights on the instrument panel before any damage occurs. However the manufacturer is taking steps to prevent any safety issues by recalling the vehicles.

Repair: Recall all the affected vehicles and replace the cable set bracket plus if required replace any damaged frame wiring harnesses.

Number of Recalls: 1321


Reference Number: R/2013/066

Floor Mat May Impede Accelerator Pedal - M Class (2013)


Fault: If the vehicle is equipped with all weather or ribbed accessory mats it is possible that the mats may impede the operation of the throttle pedal to the extent that it could cause a delay in the throttle pedal returning when released.

Repair: Recall all affected vehicles check and if fitted remove the accessory mats.

Number of Recalls: 2130


Reference Number: R/2013/064

Rear Back-rest May Fail - B-Class (2013)


Fault: It is possible that vehicles fitted with the Easy Vario seat system may have a seat back-rest lock that is not to specification. This could in the event of extreme loading (a rear end collision) result in the lock failing and the seat back-rest folding forward possibly causing injury to the occupant.

Repair: Recall all affected vehicles to check and if required replace the rear back-rest lock.

Vehicles Effected: January 14 2012 to May 18 2012

Number of Recalls: 100


Reference Number: R/2013/069

Driver And Passenger Backrest May Become Insecure - A Class (2013)


Fault: On certain models fitted with the AMG seats it is possible that if the vehicle is involved in a side impact during very cold conditions below freezing the side cover for the back-rest member could become loose and cause injury.

Repair: Recall all affected vehicles and replace the side cover with new replacement item.

Vehicles Effected: June 18 2013 to July 25 2013

Number of Recalls: 59


Reference Number: R/2013/100

Cab May Tilt Unexpectedly - ECONIC 957 (2013)


Fault: The cab tilt cylinder is connected to the frame of the cab by a pin. This pin is secured by a hexagon head bolt. The screw/bolt on some vehicles may not be tightened to the prescribed torque. As a result the cab may not be fully secure and in the worst case could tilt unexpectedly.

Repair: Recall the vehicle that are likely to be affected to check and where necessary tighten the cab tilt cylinder mounting pin securing bolt.

Number of Recalls: 112


Reference Number: R/2013/115

Seat Belts Have Not Been Installed Correctly - S-Class (2013)


Fault: In rare individual cases the connections of the belts to the front seats may not be installed correctly. As a result on a small batch of vehicles it cannot be completely ruled out that the restraint effect could be impaired with extremely high loads.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to check and where necessary correct the belt end fitting.

Number of Recalls: 26


Reference Number: R/2013/139

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