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Mercedes Warns House owners: Cease Driving 2006-2012 ML, GL, R-Class

MBUSA is advising affected clients to cease driving their automobiles.”

That’s a line you by no means need to hear. However it’s what Mercedes-Benz stated this morning in asserting an unusually pressing recall marketing campaign. The corporate has requested homeowners of sure 2006-2012 mannequin yr ML, GL, and R-Class automobiles to cease driving their automobiles till Mercedes has the possibility to restore a brake defect.

Not Each Mannequin Affected

The recall doesn’t apply to each 2006-2012 ML, GL, or R-Class, and it’s pretty troublesome to find out by yourself whether or not your automotive is included. We urge involved homeowners to name Mercedes at 888-514-8514, together with your automotive’s VIN (car identification quantity) in hand, to ask in case your automotive is included.

The affected automobiles use what Mercedes calls “an aesthetic rubber sleeve” round their brake booster housing. Moisture can wick underneath the sleeve and trigger corrosion, which might result in a vacuum leak within the brake booster.

Even in a best-case state of affairs, a vacuum leak within the brake booster might result in a sudden lack of braking energy. Drivers would wish to use extra stress than regular to the brake pedal to cease the automotive. This might result in an accident.

In a worst-case state of affairs, Mercedes says, “it may be potential {that a} sturdy or laborious braking utility could trigger mechanical harm within the brake booster, whereby the connection between the brake pedal and brake system could fail.” That might depart the brakes unable to cease the automotive.

Therefore, the urgency.

Sellers Will Cowl Tow, Loaner

Mercedes is asking homeowners to cease driving the automobiles. The corporate will supply complimentary towing to get the affected automobiles in for restore. Sellers may also “assist coordinate a person resolution for the shopper, together with alternate mobility” whereas the automotive is within the store.

Sellers will take away the sleeve – it was solely aesthetic, anyway – and examine the elements it lined. They’ll exchange components as wanted.  Recall repairs are at all times free.

Many automobiles are topic to security recall sooner or later of their lifespan, and the repair is at all times free. Automakers try and contact each proprietor to inform them, however inevitably, some slip by the cracks. Discover out in case your automotive has ever been recalled at our recall heart.

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