Recall date December 20, 2018
Models affected
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Units affected 987

On certain S-Class, AMG S 63 and Maybach S 560 models, when the steering assistant is active, the Hands-off Detection feature may not detect a situation where the driver removes their hands from the steering wheel.

This could create a situation where dash warnings prompting the driver to grasp the steering wheel are not displayed as well as a failure to initiate a system function which brings the vehicle to a complete stop.

This could create an increased risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will update software for the steering control unit.

Additional information may be available on Transport Canada's website