Mercedes Recalling Nearly One Million Automobiles Over Unhealthy Brake Boosters

Mercedes Recalling Nearly One Million Automobiles Over Unhealthy Brake Boosters


Over the weekend, Mercedes-Benz introduced a world recall marketing campaign encompassing almost one million autos it believes might be bothered with defective brake boosters.

“We have now discovered that in a few of these autos, the perform of the brake booster might be affected by superior corrosion within the joint space of the housing,” the automaker defined in an announcement.

Whereas the difficulty is international, america is believed to account for roughly 300,000 items, with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) advising in opposition to driving any automobile concerned within the recall. Affected items will undoubtedly supply lowered braking efficiency and might even trigger whole brake failure in some situations. Uncommon or not, the NHTSA feels this one is just too dangerous to likelihood. 

Affected autos embrace GL, ML, and R-Class Mercedes-Benz merchandise manufactured between 2006 and 2012 (a complete record is on the market right here). U.S. regulators are principally going off the MBUSA recall report citing the chance for moisture to build up and trigger corrosion inside the brake booster housing. The deliberate repair entails having sellers have a look at your entire unit and exchange them “as essential.”

Mercedes mentioned there have been no recognized accidents regarding the matter. Nonetheless, the NHTSA is mighty involved a couple of potential vacuum leak creating issues for folks on the highway. A leaky booster will in all probability lead to a mushy or unresponsive brake pedal and longer stopping distances on the highway. As a result of potential hazard (and threat of outright brake failure), the company has suggested all homeowners to not drive any mannequin below recall till it’s been serviced.

Mercedes first observed the difficulty in 2021, launching an inner investigation that fall. The automaker felt assured that the chance was ample to launch a recall by Could of 2022 and made a proper announcement over the weekend.

These involved about their automobile can toss their automobile identification quantity (VIN) into the NHTSA database or use the recall marketing campaign code 22V315000. Alternatively, clients may also contact Mercedes-Benz immediately at 1-800-367-6372 or use the NHTSA security hotline at  1-888-327-4236.

[Image: Mercedes-Benz]

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