Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall for several models because of two different conditions.
According to the car manufacturer, the first one is covering a total of 2,956 units of the 2014 S63 AMG sedans and the 2015-2016 S63 AMG 4MATIC sedans and coupes, which have been produced between May 14, 2013 and September 18, 2015. The affected vehicles may stall because of an error with the engine control unit, during a traffic light, and this might be interpreted by the driver as part of the Eco-Start function. However, the engine will not restart after releasing the brake pedal and this can increase the risk of a crash. Owners will be contacted by Mercedes and the company’s dealers will be updating the engine control unit software free of charge.
The second recall is covering 857 units of the 2015 CLA250, CLA250 4MATIC, GLA250, GLA250 4MATIC and the 2016 SLK300 roadster, which have been produced between July 17, 2015, and August 31, 2015. The affected cars have the intake or exhaust camshafts whose welds which may fail and cause possible engine damage, resulting in a stall and increasing the risk of a crash. Owners of these models will be contacted by Mercedes-Benz and the dealers will be replacing the affected camshafts free of charge. The recall should begin on November 30, 2015. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.