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Recall Mercedes (USA): Problems with battery monitoring function

Recall Mercedes (USA): Problems with battery monitoring function

Mercedes recalls 3,823 electric vehicles in US There is no recall program in Germany.


Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that the monitoring function of the high-voltage battery in certain electric vehicles may weaken over time. When asked by Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes-Benz said: “Due to local legal regulations, this recall is only being carried out in certain countries – Germany is not affected.”


Security Risk Description: In some circumstances, the warning warning the driver of battery failure may not activate in the event of a fault.


These models are currently affected by the recall in the US:

  • Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 Production period February 24, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (2 vehicles)
  • Mercedes Benz S580e Production Period February 24, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (3 vehicles)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 450 Production Period February 24, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (3 vehicles)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 450+ Production Period February 14, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (4 vehicles)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 580 Production Period February 14, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (8 vehicles)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 Production period February 14, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (27 vehicles)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ Production period February 14, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (2,772 vehicles)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 Production period February 14, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (871 vehicles)
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 Production period February 24, 2021 to September 8, 2022 (133 vehicles)
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Total: 3,823 vehicles


As a precautionary measure, authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers will update the battery management system software of affected vehicles.


The recall can be found with the US Transportation Safety Administration NHTSA under case number 23V-309.


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Conclusion

Mercedes recalls 3,823 electric vehicles in US Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that the monitoring function of the high-voltage battery in certain vehicles may deteriorate over time. There is no recall program in Germany.