Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz cars in two separate campaigns image

Mercedes-Benz has recently issued two separate recall campaigns which are covering a total of 33,000 vehicles in the United States.

According to the car manufacturer, the first recall campaign, the largest, is affecting no less than 30,141 units of the 2015 CLS400 and CLS400 4MATIC, the 2012 to 2015 CLS550 and CLS550 4MATIC, the 2012 to 2014 CLS63 AMG and the 2014 to 2015 CLS63 AMG. The recall has been issued because of the LED taillights, which are not sufficiently illuminating around the sides and this may increase the chances of an accident. This is a software problem which will be resolved by an update from the dealers.

“Reduced rear side marker illumination may prevent other drivers from seeing the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the carmaker in its press release.

The second recall campaign is referring to a total of 3,039 vehicles and it includes certain model year 2015 C300 4MATIC and C400 4MATIC, which have been put together between the 7th of April 2014 and the 25th of July, 2014. In these models, the fuel delivery module may be improperly secured to the fuel tank and it may become loose, leading to a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire. Owners of the above mentioned models can contact the Mercedes-Benz USA Customer Service at 1 800 367 6372 for any extra details on the subject or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.