Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz S-Class in two separate campaigns image

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for the S-Class because of two separate problems.

According to the car manufacturer, case the first recall is affecting a total of 2,580 units. Owners of the 2015 S550 4Matic Coupe, the AMG S63 4Matic Coupe and AMG S65, produced between January 27, 2014, and April 2, 2015, will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the seatbelt position. In the affected cars, the left-side front seatbelt has been installed on the right-side and the other way around. This will affect the locking behavior and it will increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Owners of these cars will be notified by MBUSA and the issue will be corrected free of charge.

The second recall is affecting certain 2015 model year S550 Hybrid, produced between May 13, 2013, to April 22, 2015. The total number of affected cars is just 4 and these are suffering from a condition with the fuel pump. After driving in electric mode, the fuel pump output might be insufficient to restart the gasoline engine, leading to a vehicle stall. If this happens, than the risk of a crash will increase. Owners of these cars will be notified by Mercedes-Benz USA as well and dealers will be updating the fuel system control unit software free of charge. The recall will begin in November. For more info on the topic, owners can contact the Mercedes-Benz Customer Service at 1-800-367-6372 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.