Mercedes-Benz Recalls

Mercedes-Benz Recall Check

Mercedes-Benz is well-known for producing many iconic premium cars, such as the Gullwing 1954 and McLaren 2003. Thus, it is no surprise that the brand is synonymous with luxury. Many rich and powerful people own one to serve as a status symbol. Still, like all works of art, the brand is not free of human errors. Not even the prestigious brand was spared by the country’s biggest recall ever, Takata. In fact, close to 900,000 of their units were actually recalled. This only means one thing: their reputation for quality should not make you complacent, lest you wind up paying a heavy price. This makes it all the more reason to check the VIN whenever possible. At, every free VIN check is essentially also a recall search.

How do I check if my Mercedes-Benz has a recall?

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Mercedes-Benz recalls

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A Mercedes-Benz Recall check by covers:

Recalls and defects
Car report summary
Market value
Vehicle specifications
Equipment details
Fuel efficiency
Safety rating
Inspection checklist
Auto insurance
NMVTIS report

What does a Mercedes-Benz recall announcement include?

A typical Mercedes-Benz safety recall will usually include four key details, namely:

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: think of it as an identification number for each recall campaign
  • Summary: important details that individuals usually look at, such as model name, model year, place of ownership transfer or registration, and last but not the least, the defective item or issue in question
  • Consequences: the possible repercussions of the problem, especially if not resolved on time
  • Remedy: proposed solutions to the problem and how to coordinate with Mercedes-Benz in resolving the issue

How should I contact Mercedes-Benz about an open recall?

For more information about Mercedes-Benz recalls:

  • Mercedes-Benz Recall Hotline: 1-877-496-3691 for Takata recall. For general customer care, call 1-800-367-6372. Alternatively, you may lookup the VIN on Mercedes-Benz Recall Check page to access any recall details immediately.
  • NHTSA: National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

How do I fix a Mercedes-Benz recall?

Once your Mercedes-Benz VIN is included in a recall, the company will notify you via mail as soon as they are able to. In the event of failure to notice, you can visit the Mercedes-Benz Recall Check page to VIN check your car. You may also search the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealership that can provide the recall service your car needs.

What are the latest Mercedes-Benz recalls?

For decades, Mercedes-Benz models have been subject to several recalls. While recalls do not necessarily include all models in a lineup, it is essential for one’s personal safety to carry out a Mercedes-Benz recall check once in a while. This is to make sure that their confidence is well-founded. Below are some of the few notable Mercedes-Benz recalls that deserved to be mentioned.

IssueAffected VehiclesImpactSolution/Repair
Potentially faulty tail lightsAbout 252,867 Mercedes-Benz C-Class from 2008 to 2011.


The tail lights’ electrical connection may be poor. This may result in unwanted dimming or loss of power. If either happens during the cover of darkness, this may increase the chances of a crash because other drivers may not be able to recognize the direction of affected cars from a safe distance.Mercedes-Bens is fully committed to the safety of their units by offering to replace the bulb holders of affected models. Any degraded connectors may also be replaced as part of the recall service.
Fire riskApproximately 147,224 vehicles are in danger of catching fire. Below are the models included on the recall list:

2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 S
2013 – 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400
2013 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz E350
2013 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz E400
2013 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
2013 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 CGI

The rubber seal at the engine bay may attach to the hood when opened and fall into the bay when closed. When that happens, the rubber seal may get heated upon contacting parts of the exhaust system, increasing the chances of catching fire.To minimize the danger, the company dealerships will install four extra retaining clips to the rubber seal.
Software issue with lightingAbout 30,141 Mercedes-Benz vehicles are affected. The following models are mentioned as part of the recall:

2012 – 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63
2014 – 2015 CLS63P
2012 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400

The recalled cars, due to some software issue, have LED tail lights that may not illuminate on the sides. This reduces the visibility from the point of view of other drivers, especially at night. Thus, increasing the chances of vehicle accidents.Mercedes-Benz will update the lighting controller software responsible for the LED taillights.
Steering problemAbout 10,500 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles from 2015 are affected.The steering wheels, for some reason, may squeak and resist turning. This unintended response may lead to accidents.Owners can schedule a recall service with an authorized dealer. According to a Mercedes-Benz spokesperson, the repair “takes about 30 minutes and is free of cost.”
Oil leakA total of 8,273 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans from model years 2014 and 2015 are recalled.


There is a possibility that oil may leak around the area where the chain tensioner gasket is located. If it drops onto a hot part of the engine, it may start a fire.Mercedes-Benz has ordered their authorized dealers to replace the chain tensioner gasket of affected cars.

Is my Mercedes-Benz affected by the Takata Airbag Recall?

As already stated, Mercedes-Benz is among the big names included under Takata Airbag Recall. Takata is a major supplier of airbags, with Mercedes-Benz as one of their clients. Currently, it is estimated that the recall has included tens of millions of vehicles worldwide. This Mercedes-Benz safety recall is prompted by the danger that comes with long-term exposure to high heat and humidity. Over time, these factors may cause the airbags to explode and fling shrapnels that could injure or kill any person within range.

Just to be on the safe side, you may want to run a Mercedes-Benz Recall Check if you own any of the listed models below. Any issue proven to have originated from manufacturing defects is expected to be repaired for free.

Model Model Years Covered
Mercedes-Benz C-Class2005 – 2015
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class2007 – 2008
Mercedes-Benz ML-Class2009 – 2011
Mercedes-Benz R-Class2009 – 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class2009 – 2012
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class2010 – 2015
Mercedes-Benz E-Class2010 – 2017
Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class2011 – 2015

Can I search recalls for a Mercedes-Benz using a license plate number?

In lieu of Mercedes-Benz VIN, you can enter an associated license plate number to access vehicle history reports, including recall details and defects. The Mercedes-Benz plate number must be registered in or issued from any US state.

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Why should I run a Mercedes-Benz Recall Check?

Safety must always come first. It goes without saying that ensuring safety is the basic responsibility of every person involved in a car, regardless of whether you are the buyer, seller or owner. Not just because personal safety is important, but also because of sound moral, legal and financial reasons.

  1. Check for Mercedes-Benz safety defects. In 2021, Mercedes-Benz has recalled over a million vehicles consisting of over a dozen of models. The reason? A tech error may result in emergency responders being dispatched to wrong locations. This is an ongoing recall with the numbers of affected vehicles continuing to rise. Soon, your car might be included. 
  2. Check for Mercedes-Benz compliance to federal safety standards. Your safety expectations must be met and general road safety must not be compromised. The conditions of your car must match the minimum safety standard imposed by the country or state.
  3. Ensure buyer confidence. First, second and third parties must be assured of the quality and reliability of the vehicle they are dealing with. Otherwise, any transaction involving the car will not be smooth sailing.
  4. Resolve issues promptly. A Mercedes-Benz safety recall can be issued for a plethora of reasons. From a minor annoyance that you can freely ignore, to major concerns that you are legally obligated to resolve. You would not know which is which unless you run a Mercedes-Benz recall check. And because recalls are developing stories, you may want to keep your tabs on them for any updates.

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