Mercedes-Benz Recalls Nearly 300 Thousand SUV Units, This Is The Problem!

The recall plan carried out by Mercedes-Benz has also been reported to the US National Highway Safety Agency (NHTSA).

Recently, Mercedes-Benz was forced to recall nearly 300 thousand units of its cars. The majority of the famous cars that are recalled this time are related to brake components that cause the brake pedal to be hard, aka not functioning normally and risking an accident.

In total there are 292 thousand units of famous cars recalled from Mercedes-Benz of which the majority are SUV-type cars.

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Nearly 300 Thousands of SUVs, This is the Problem!

Mercedes-Benz R Class

Braking Problems That Risk Accidents

As reported by Consumer Reports on Friday (13/5/2022), several models of the famous recall include the GL, ML, and R-Class production from 2006 to 2012. The hard brake problem is also affected by contact with too much water. for a long time so that some of the braking components are damaged.

This results in reduced braking performance and the potential for a complete braking function to fail. Mercedes-Benz also said that with various combinations of problems that occur, the braking system will one day not function, which will increase the potential for fatalities and injuries.

Mercy also said that one of the current solutions to this problem is for the driver to press the brake pedal harder or maybe the brakes won’t work at all. The foot operated Parking Brake will not be affected by this problem.

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Nearly 300 Thousands of SUVs, This is the Problem!

Mercedes-Benz ML Class

Mercedes-Benz itself has started an investigation into this brake problem since July 2021. This happened after several reports from consumers outside the United States who experienced braking problems. Then after various studies were carried out, there was 1 similar case in the United States and it was reported to the National Highway Safety Agency or NHTSA on 5 May.

So far, Mercedes-Benz has not found any cases of accidents, injuries, or even deaths due to this braking problem.

Some Units Affected by Recall

  • Mercedes-Benz AMG R63 2007
  • Mercedes-Benz GL329 2007-2009
  • Mercedes-Benz GL350 2010-2012
  • Mercedes-Benz GL450 2007-2012
  • Mercedes-Benz GL550 2008-2012
  • Mercedes-Benz ML320 2007-2009
  • Mercedes-Benz ML350 2006-2011
  • Mercedes-Benz ML450 2010-2011
  • Mercedes-Benz ML500 2006-2007
  • Mercedes-Benz ML550 2008-2011
  • Mercedes-Benz R320 2007-2009
  • Mercedes-Benz R500 2006-2007
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG ML63 2007-2011
  • Mercedes-Benz R350 2006-2012
  • Mercedes-Benz R550 2008

Source : Autos.ID

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