Mercedes Recalls More Than 31,000 Vehicles In Canada Due To A Braking Issue
Mercedes has issued a recall affecting over 31,000 vehicles in Canada because of a problem with the brake booster that could make it more challenging to decelerate and stop.
Date of recall: June 3, 2022
This recall affects 31,577 vehicles in Canada, plus another 300,000 in the United States. It covers all ML and GL (BR 164) SUVs, plus all R-Class (BR 251) minivans manufactured between 2004 and 2015.
What’s the problem?
Advanced corrosion in the joint area of the brake booster’s housing could get worse with particularly hard or strong braking. The mechanical damage forces drivers to push the brake pedal further to decelerate and come to a full stop. In rare cases, it may render the foot brake inoperable.
Mercedes hasn’t reported any incidents or injuries resulting from the defect.
What’s the fix?
Dealers will inspect the brake booster mechanism to check for any corrosion or damage. If there is damage, they will replace whatever parts necessary to resolve the issue free of charge.
What do you do?
Mercedes will notify affected owners by mail with instructions on where to take their vehicles in for repair.
Enter your Mercedes VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.
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