Three Mercedes-Benz Recalls Affecting 22,000 Late-Model Vehicles in Canada

Mercedes-Benz has just announced three separate recalls affecting more than 22,000 vehicles in Canada. The worst part is that they’re all recent or brand new models.

The largest recall involves approximately 18,000 GLE and GLS SUVs from the 2020-2023 model years, more specifically units equipped with a V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Under certain conditions, a software problem could cause the engine to stall during a downshift, resulting in a sudden loss of power.
Luckily, the fix is no more complicated than a software update to the transmission control unit performed by a Mercedes-Benz dealer.

The second recall affects a little over 4,500 vehicles from 2023-2024, but the list of models is a long one including the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, EQE (sedan and SUV), EQS (sedan and SUV), GLC and SL.

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In some cases, the 80A fuse may not have been manufactured properly and could overheat or fail. Again, there could be a sudden loss of power. What’s more, this could cause the instrument cluster not to work, meaning the driver would lose access to key vehicle information and functions.
Dealers will replace the main fuse box to address the problem, Mercedes-Benz explains.

Finally, the freshly updated 2024 GLE is the target of a recall, too, though only 74 units in Canada are affected. The throttle bracket may not have been welded properly, so it’s possible the pedal could deform or detach, in which case it might stay depressed or block the brake pedal, compromising braking performance.
Owners will need to take their GLE to a dealer to properly secure the throttle bracket. You can visit the Mercedes-Benz recall website for more details.

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