Mercedes-Benz Australia remembered 2018-2022 E-Class and CLS for troubleshooting with 12V batteries.
“Due to a manufacturing defect, the electrical connections for the 12-volt battery in the trunk may become dislodged in the event of a collision,” Mercedes-Benz said in the recall notice.
“As a result, eCall, seat adjustment, hazard warning lights and remote automatic vehicle unlocking functions may not work as intended.”
“If the eCall system is turned off, in the event of an emergency, the occupants of the vehicle will not be able to connect to emergency services, either manually or automatically.”
“It may also not be possible to unlock and/or start the vehicle. As a result, emergency vehicles may not be directed to the affected vehicle or may be delayed. This can increase the risk of death if a serious injury occurs.”
- total 1022 cars included in the campaign
- The initial recall notice is attached here
- The list of VINs of the affected vehicles is attached here
Owners of the affected vehicles are being asked to contact their local dealer to fix the problem.