Major recall campaign at Mercedes-Benz: more than 100,000 vehicles are recalled worldwide. Which cars are affected – and what customers need to consider now.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 100,000 C-Class sedans worldwide. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) said in its database that 10,254 vehicles in Germany were likely affected. These are vehicles from the production period from October 2020 to June 2022, a company spokesperson said on request in Stuttgart.
The automaker has discovered that moisture can enter the Signal Acquisition and Control (SAM) module if water enters the trunk. A possible short circuit could cause various malfunctions. “Among other things, the exterior lighting at the rear of the vehicle could fail, the rear seatbacks could unlock without motivation and the rear view camera may not be available,” the spokesperson said. According to the KBA, the risk of fire cannot be excluded either.
As a precaution, affected vehicles will be fitted with a cover over the SAM to prevent water ingress, the spokesperson said. The necessary stay at the workshop lasts approximately one hour. Mercedes-Benz will notify customers in writing, who should make an appointment immediately.