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34 Mercedes Benz Recalls in 2015


Oil May Leak - Sprinter (2015)


Fault: On certain diesel engines the 'O' ring may not have been produced to the correct specification. This may allow oil to leak and contaminate the environment. If excessive oil is lost engine damage may occur.

Repair: On affected vehicles replace the chain tensioner sealing ring.

Vehicles Effected: February 01 2014 to November 30 2014

Number of Recalls: 21679


Reference Number: R/2014/183

Oil May Leak - M Class SLK C Class E-Class CLS S Class CLA GLA A Class & B Class (2015)


Fault: On certain diesel engines the 'O' ring may not have been produced to the correct specification. This may allow oil to leak and contaminate the environment. If excessive oil is lost engine damage may occur.

Repair: On affected vehicles replace the chain tensioner sealing ring.

Vehicles Effected: February 01 2014 to November 30 2014

Number of Recalls: 61682


Reference Number: R/2014/182

Braking Efficiency May Be Affected - Unimog (2015)


Fault: It has been established that Oil Carbon and Granulated Dust contamination could cause the ventilation function of the Shutoff and Safety Valve to be impaired. The internal air pressure of the Safety Valve can therefore increase from 18.5bar to over 40bar. This can result in the failure/rupture of the top section of the housing of the air drier cartridge. The brake system will remain operation to enable the driver to bring the vehicle to a control stop after they hear the rupture.

Repair: Recall all affected vehicle to install a pressure limiting valve.

Vehicles Effected: February 15 2008 to November 27 2013

Number of Recalls: 52


Reference Number: R/2014/193

Seat Base May Crack - Actros Antos & Arocs (2015)


Fault: The Front radius angles in the driver?s and passenger metal seat base may not have been formed correctly and as a result the seat base may suffer from stress cracks which could compromise the strength of the seat base in the unlikely event of a rear end collision. The seat belt system is an integrated part of the seat.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the driver and passenger seat bases.

Vehicles Effected: July 25 2014 to August 15 2014

Number of Recalls: 50


Reference Number: R/2014/192

Steering May Be Restricted - Arocs 964 (2015)


Fault: On affected vehicles the steering may be considerably restricted due to a faulty steering angle sensor

Repair: On affected vehicles check sensor and replace steering gear including steering angle sensor if necessary

Vehicles Effected: June 03 2014 to November 10 2014

Number of Recalls: 463


Reference Number: R/2015/011

Fire May Occur - E-Class & CLS Class (2015)


Fault: A seal between bonnet and engine compartment may when the bonnet is opened temporarily stick to the bonnet. If this happens the seal may detach form its fixing and can fall into the gap between engine and partition wall. It is then possible the seal can make contact with the exhaust and under certain conditions catch fire.

Repair: On affected vehicles install additional clips to retain the seal.

Vehicles Effected: July 01 2012 to December 31 2014

Number of Recalls: 3870


Reference Number: R/2015/041

Possibility Of Loss Of Control - Actros Antos 963 & Arocs 964 (2015)


Fault: The control unit for the steered trailing axle may crack due to a warped fixing bracket and allow the ingress of moisture.This may cause a short circuit. Normally a yellow fault message will appear and the system will immediately default to safe passive steering mode. However it is possible the defect may have an adverse affect on the performance of the axle whilst the vehicle is in motion.

Repair: On affected vehicles replace the control unit bracket Check and if necessary replace the control unit.

Vehicles Effected: July 11 2012 to June 26 2014

Number of Recalls: 22


Reference Number: R/2015/063

Vehicle May Shut Down - C-Class (2015)


Fault: Due to a software code error it is possible that the 1.6ltr 4 cylinder diesel engines may suffer a stalling situation during the warm-up phase and where the engine is subjected to high load requirements. However if the engine does stall it can be immediately restarted and the vehicle can be driven without restrictions. Furthermore all safety systems remain fully functional.

Repair: Recall all affected vehicles to update the engine control unit software.

Vehicles Effected: April 01 2014 to February 28 2015

Number of Recalls: 437


Reference Number: R/2015/083

Engine May Stall - C-Class (2015)


Fault: It is possible on certain petrol (gasoline) vehicles that the mounting hooks for the jet pump may not have been manufactured to specification. The jet pump is mounted on top of the fuel delivery module in the fuel tank and if the mounting hooks were to fail it will result in the jet pump detaching from the module and a possible fall in fuel pressure. This fall in fuel pressure could either result in the engine not starting or in worst cases causing the engine to cut out or stall. This could affect the drivers ability to control the vehicle.

Repair: Recall all likely to be affected vehicles to install an additional clip to the jet pump.

Vehicles Effected: March 01 2014 to August 31 2014

Number of Recalls: 1367


Reference Number: R/2015/081

Steering Efficiency May Be Reduced - SMART - Fortwo (2015)


Fault: On certain vehicles the steering rack retaining bolts may not have been made to the correct specification. Under heavy loads and vibration the bolt(s) may break. This can adversely affect the steering though the driver may notice changes in steering characteristics in the first instance

Repair: Replace rack steering retaining bolts

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2014 to August 31 2014

Number of Recalls: 1279


Reference Number: R/2015/086

Side Restraint System May Not Function As Intended - C-Class (2015)


Fault: The threaded connection of the crash sensors at the B-pillars may not be to specification. There is a possibility that the side restraint system may trigger too late or not at all in the event of a side impact which may pose an increased risk of injury for the vehicle occupants.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to check and where necessary correct the threaded connection of the crash sensors at both the left and right B-pillars.

Vehicles Effected: October 01 2014 to October 30 2014

Number of Recalls: 3


Reference Number: R/2015/121

Possibility Of Loss Of Drive - CLA A Class & B Class (2015)


Fault: The drive shaft and the hub of the outer joint may separate. In very rare cases it cannot be excluded that the vehicle stops. The steering and braking system remain fully available to the driver.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the snap ring both sides together with the respective outboard boots on the affected vehicles.

Vehicles Effected: September 01 2011 to June 30 2013

Number of Recalls: 3890


Reference Number: R/2015/099

Passenger Airbag May Not Function As Intended - C-Class (2015)


Fault: On affected vehicles a control unit under the front passenger seat may not have been correctly installed. This may adversely affect the seat occupancy recognition system.The seat occupancy recognition system may not correctly identify seat occupancy and may incorrectly activate or deactivate the air bag. Activation status will be notified by the passenger air bag warning system.

Repair: Check control unit installation and correct if necessary. Where necessary replace passenger seat cushion.

Vehicles Effected: August 01 2013 to April 30 2014

Number of Recalls: 11


Reference Number: R/2015/120

Front Seats May Not Be Secured Acording To Specification - E Class & C Class (2015)


Fault: The threaded connections to the rear of the front seats may not have been tightened correctly. In the case of a serious vehicle accident the seat connection may not function as designed resulting in an elevated risk of injury to the occupants.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to check and where necessary correct the torque of the connections at the rear of the front seats.

Vehicles Effected: June 02 2014 to June 02 2014

Number of Recalls: 10


Reference Number: R/2015/149

Front Passenger Airbag May Not Deploy - A Class B Class CLA & GLA (2015)


Fault: Certain fuses in the passenger's footwell may not have been fitted correctly. This may adversely affect the instrument cluster windscreen wipers and the passenger seat occupancy recognition system. In certain conditions this may cause the passenger's air bag not to deploy in an accident.

Repair: On affected vehicles check fuses and if necessary replace fuse box.

Vehicles Effected: September 08 2014 to November 07 2014

Number of Recalls: 1208


Reference Number: R/2015/145

Unintended Acceleration Or Deceleration - Smart Fourtwo (2015)


Fault: The engine control unit may not be programmed correctly. In rare cases it is possible for the acceleration or deceleration not to be as the driver?s request. Therefore a critical driving situation could occur. However the power of the brake enables the driver to stop the vehicle at any time.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and update the engine control unit software.

Vehicles Effected: August 01 2014 to May 31 2015

Number of Recalls: 102


Reference Number: R/2015/146

Automatic Gear Selection May Not Perform As Expected - Smart ForTwo (2015)


Fault: Due to an incorrectly designed bracket "Park" may not engage or disengage as intended..

Repair: On affected vehicles check and if necessary replace bracket.

Vehicles Effected: April 27 2015 to July 23 2015

Number of Recalls: 57


Reference Number: R/2015/170

Vehicle May Roll Away - Smart Fourtwo (2015)


Fault: The software of the transmission control unit in vehicles with dual clutch transmission may not be correct. As a result the operating lock of the transmission selector lever may not function as intended causing in some circumstances the vehicle to roll when not expected.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and update the transmission control unit software.

Vehicles Effected: April 01 2015 to May 31 2015

Number of Recalls: 65


Reference Number: R/2015/147

Vehicle May Roll Away - ForTwo (2015)


Fault: The operating lock in the gear selector lever module may not have been assembled correctly. Therefore it might be possible to operate the gear selector lever without pressing the brake pedal and without the key in position ?ignition on?. If the vehicle is not properly secured with the parking brake it could start rolling by shifting from ?P? after pressing the release knob.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and check the selector lever module and if necessary replace it.

Vehicles Effected: August 01 2014 to March 31 2015

Number of Recalls: 3


Reference Number: R/2015/144

Directional Control May Be Affected - Smart Fortwo (2015)


Fault: The welding of the bracket for the torsion bar linkage at the shock absorber may not be to specification. It is therefore possible with extremely high loads for the weld seams of the bracket to tear. In this condition the driving characteristics of the vehicle will be adversely affected and the tyres could be compromised at large steering angles giving an increased risk of collision.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the front shock absorbers.

Vehicles Effected: April 01 2014 to November 30 2014

Number of Recalls: 102


Reference Number: R/2015/153

Fire May Occur - E Class and CLS (2015)


Fault: The engine compartment seal may not be fully secure. There is a possibility that the seal may become dislodged and fall between the engine and the fire wall. If this occurs it is possible for the seal to contact very hot items such as the catalytic converter and a fire to start.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and fit a new seal with fittings.

Vehicles Effected: April 01 2015 to May 31 2015

Number of Recalls: 3


Reference Number: R/2015/171

Oil May Leak - C Class (2015)


Fault: On affected vehicles the transmission oil cooler return pipe may not have been mounted correctly. It is possible vibration may cause the pipe to fail and leak oil.

Repair: Correctly mount oil cooler pipes.

Vehicles Effected: April 01 2014 to September 30 2014

Number of Recalls: 5389


Reference Number: R/2015/150

Hydraulic Fluid May Leak - Unimog (2015)


Fault: Damage and leaks at the elastomer stop plug of the return line to the hydraulic valve block may occur due to sudden pressure peaks in the hydraulic system. It could therefore be possible that up to 40 litres of hydraulic fluid to escape in a short time unnoticed by the driver. If this damage occurs the vehicle can still be stopped safely. The hydraulic fluid that escapes will increase the risk of collision for other road users

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the elastomer stop plug at the hydraulic valve block with an appropriate screw plug.

Vehicles Effected: April 15 2015 to May 20 2015

Number of Recalls: 3


Reference Number: R/2015/169

Instrument Panel May Fail Without Warning - Atego (2015)


Fault: The ground cable lug attached to the engine mounting bolt may break as a result of vibrations and oscillations combined with the tension caused through the routing of the cable. Should this concern occur it is possible in the worst case scenario for the vehicle to become completely de-energised. This means a sudden failure of the instrument panel vehicle illumination the hazard warning system and the engine shuts down thereby increasing the risk of a collision.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and correct the routing of the ground line and additionally to replace the present lugs on the affected cables.

Vehicles Effected: March 13 2013 to February 02 2015

Number of Recalls: 826


Reference Number: R/2015/188

Front Seat Belts May Not Perform As Intended - S-Class Coupe (2015)


Fault: The front seat belts may have been wrongly installed and may not fully perform as intended.

Repair: On affected vehicles check installation and correct if necessary.

Vehicles Effected: May 08 2014 to April 10 2015

Number of Recalls: 184


Reference Number: R/2015/196

Engine May Fail - GLA CLA & SLK (2015)


Fault: The camshaft could break and damage the engine due to it not being manufactured to the correct specification. If the condition occurs it will lead to a sudden loss of drive thereby increasing the risk of a collision.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the intake camshaft.

Vehicles Effected: July 16 2015 to September 11 2015

Number of Recalls: 14


Reference Number: R/2015/208

Engine May Fail - GLA CLA SLK A-Class B-Class C-Class & E-Class (2015)


Fault: The camshaft could break and damage the engine due to it not being manufactured to the correct specification. If the condition occurs it will lead to a sudden loss of drive thereby increasing the risk of a collision.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the exhaust camshaft.

Vehicles Effected: July 16 2015 to September 11 2015

Number of Recalls: 395


Reference Number: R/2015/210

Engine May Fail - GLA & SLK (2015)


Fault: On certain petrol engines the camshafts may not have been correctly manufactured. They may fail causing engine damage and the engine to stall

Repair: On affected vehicles replace camshafts.

Vehicles Effected: July 16 2015 to September 11 2015

Number of Recalls: 4


Reference Number: R/2015/209

Combustion Engine May Fail To Start - S-Class Hybrid (2015)


Fault: Incorrect software may cause the combustion engine to non start during use. Restarting the vehicle by using the key will reset the system

Repair: On affected vehicles update the software for the fuel control unit.

Vehicles Effected: February 01 2013 to April 24 2015

Number of Recalls: 620


Reference Number: R/2015/211

Fire May Occur - GLC (2015)


Fault: The cylinder head of the high pressure fuel pump may not be to specification. During operation of the pump cracks can form and eventually fuel may leak. Escaping fuel could lead to the engine stopping and fuel leaking in exceptional circumstances could lead to a fire.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the high pressure fuel pump.

Vehicles Effected: October 28 2015 to October 29 2015

Number of Recalls: 4


Reference Number: R/2015/237

Seatbelt Mechanism May Malfunction - Sprinter (2015)


Fault: The threaded connections of the seatbelts at the B-Pillars were possibly not tightened with the required torque. If the required torque is not present it is possible the threaded connection may loosen further. In the event of a loosened threaded connection the intended restraint effect of the seat belt cannot be guaranteed in the event of a collision and the risk of injury during an event may possibly be increased.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and check and where necessary tighten the threaded connection.

Vehicles Effected: July 15 2015 to August 19 2015

Number of Recalls: 45


Reference Number: R/2015/202

Vehicle May Cut Out - B Class (2015)


Fault: In rare cases the propulsion control unit may send an incorrect message. This may cause the electric power train to shut down. Power can be restored by the normal start sequence.

Repair: Update software on affected vehicles.

Vehicles Effected: September 25 2014 to September 29 2015

Number of Recalls: 243


Reference Number: R/2015/231

Windscreen Wipers May Fail - GLE & GLE Coupe (2015)


Fault: Cabling may have been incorrectly routed and the wiper linkage could chafe the cabling causing a short circuit. If this happens the wiper motor could become inoperative.

Repair: On affected vehicles check cabling. Either rework or replace cabling as required.

Vehicles Effected: February 09 2015 to October 14 2015

Number of Recalls: 1531


Reference Number: R/2015/222

Engine Hood May Not Behave As Intended In A Collision - (212) E-Class (2015)


Fault: The reset mechanism for the dynamic bonnet (for pedestrian protection) might not have been fitted during manufacture. In the event of a head on collision where the dynamic bonnet is triggered the bonnet may not behave as designed thereby putting the vehicle occupants at higher risk of injury.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and check if the bonnet reset mechanism is fitted. Where the reset mechanism is missing fit a reset mechanism.

Vehicles Effected: June 10 2015 to July 16 2015

Number of Recalls: 1111


Reference Number: R/2015/239

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