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Thursday, July 24, 2008

MERCEDES-BENZ USA RECALLS A RANGE OF VEHICLES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
MERCEDES BENZ / C
2007-2008
MERCEDES BENZ / C CLASS
2005-2006
MERCEDES BENZ / CL
2008
MERCEDES BENZ / CL CLASS
2004
MERCEDES BENZ / CLK
2007-2008
MERCEDES BENZ / CLK CLASS
2003-2004 2006
MERCEDES BENZ / CLS
2008
MERCEDES BENZ / E
2007-2008
MERCEDES BENZ / E CLASS
2003-2006
MERCEDES BENZ / G CLASS
2003
MERCEDES BENZ / M CLASS
2008
MERCEDES BENZ / M-CLASS
2006-2007
MERCEDES BENZ / R
2008
MERCEDES BENZ / R CLASS
2006
MERCEDES BENZ / R-CLASS
2007
MERCEDES BENZ / S
2007-2008
MERCEDES BENZ / S CLASS
2004
MERCEDES BENZ / SL CLASS
2006 2009
MERCEDES BENZ / SLK
2005-2009
Manufacturer : MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. Mfr's Report Date : JUL 03, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V303000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 404
Summary:
 MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.
Consequence:
 IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
Notes:
 MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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