2020: Mercedes-Benz recalls

57 recalls for 27 Mercedes-Benz models in 2020


In 2020, Mercedes-Benz announced 57 recalls for 27 models through the EU Rapex system.

38 of the Mercedes’ recalls announced concerns passenger cars, 16 commercial vehicles and vans, and three the X-Class pick-up.

The most recalled Mercedes and the car with the most recalls in 2020 were the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, whose owners were invited to the service ten times. The Mercedes C-Class and E-Class had six recalls each.

In the SUV category, the GLB and GLE models had the most problems. Each of them made five entries in the recalls list.

Among the vans, Mercedes Sprinter was the most recalled with seven issues. The smaller Vito / V-Class had five recalls.

All the recalls sorted by models are listed in the tables below.



We’ve written about some problems in more detail in a separate article.


Mercedes-Benz recalls in 2020 by model

AMG GT

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2018 – 2019)29. 08. 2020The ESP control unit software does not comply with the specifications and may not be able to adapt to the type ... .
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2020)31. 07. 2020The left-hand side, rear seat-back lock does not comply with the specifications. This could lead to a failure of the seat-back ... .
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2018 – 2019)19. 07. 2020The elastomer material of the oil feed line for the exhaust-gas turbocharger may not comply with the specification, allowing oil to ... .
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2018 – 2019)15. 06. 2020An earth cable may be missing from the wiring harness of the communication module, which will cause the earth connection to ... .

All AMG GT’s recalls

A-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018 – 2020)15. 12. 2020The quantity of oil in the dual-clutch gearbox may be too low or too high. This can result in impaired torque ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2019 – 2020)15. 10. 2020The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak. As a result, engine oil could leak onto the under-body paneling and from ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2004 – 2012)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2017 – 2019)06. 09. 2020The condensed water drainage hose of the air-conditioning system may not be properly fitted. In such a case condensed water from ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2019)18. 08. 2020The screws on the rear axle might not be tightened properly, which could lead to overloading of other screw connections. This ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2013)28. 03. 2020Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system. As a result, the affected vehicles do not meet the ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2014 – 2017)07. 03. 2020The occupant classification system for the front passenger seat may not be calibrated in accordance with the specifications. Consequently, an installed ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)24. 02. 2020The glass pane on the lifting/sliding panorama roof may not have been properly affixed. As a result, it may become completely ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)23. 01. 2020A weld on the seat-height adjustment system of the left-hand front seat may be defective and can break, causing the seat ... .
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018 – 2019)13. 01. 2020The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a result, in the event ... .

All A-Class recalls

B-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2019 – 2020)15. 10. 2020The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak. As a result, engine oil could leak onto the under-body paneling and from ... .
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2018)15. 08. 2020The welded joints fixing the frame of the front seats may not comply with the specifications. As a result, they could ... .
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2013)28. 03. 2020Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system. As a result, the affected vehicles do not meet the ... .
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2014 – 2017)07. 03. 2020The occupant classification system for the front passenger seat may not be calibrated in accordance with the specifications. Consequently, an installed ... .
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2018 – 2019)13. 01. 2020The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a result, in the event ... .

All B-Class recalls

C-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018 – 2020)13. 10. 2020Due to the lack of documentation, there is no confirmation that the screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes ... .
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2004 – 2016)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG (2018 – 2019)29. 08. 2020The ESP control unit software does not comply with the specifications and may not be able to adapt to the type ... .
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2020)31. 07. 2020The left-hand side, rear seat-back lock does not comply with the specifications. This could lead to a failure of the seat-back ... .
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018 – 2019)30. 06. 2020The brake discs installed on the front axle may be too small (in diameter and thickness) and would not sit symmetrically ... .

All C-Class recalls

C63 AMG

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (2015 – 2016)27. 03. 2020The level sensors of the vibration damper software may not have been installed in the correct direction which can cause the ... .

All C63 AMG’s recalls

E-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018 – 2020)13. 10. 2020Due to the lack of documentation, there is no confirmation that the screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes ... .
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2004 – 2016)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2020)31. 07. 2020The left-hand side, rear seat-back lock does not comply with the specifications. This could lead to a failure of the seat-back ... .
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018 – 2019)19. 07. 2020The elastomer material of the oil feed line for the exhaust-gas turbocharger may not comply with the specification, allowing oil to ... .
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2015 – 2019)28. 04. 2020Moisture can penetrate into the busbar, giving rise to conductive contacts between the individual lines inside it. The resulting current flows ... .

All E-Class recalls

G-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz G-Class (2018 – 2019)19. 07. 2020The elastomer material of the oil feed line for the exhaust-gas turbocharger may not comply with the specification, allowing oil to ... .
Mercedes-Benz G-Class (2017 – 2019)29. 06. 2020An incorrectly embossed lock symbol for the child safety locks may lead to misinterpretations. This could result in the rear doors ... .

All G-Class recalls

R-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz R-Class (2006 – 2013)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .

All R-Class recalls

S-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2018 – 2020)13. 10. 2020Due to the lack of documentation, there is no confirmation that the screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes ... .
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2018 – 2019)19. 07. 2020The elastomer material of the oil feed line for the exhaust-gas turbocharger may not comply with the specification, allowing oil to ... .
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2017 – 2019)29. 06. 2020The material used in two closure plugs on the engine might not be able to withstand the maximum load under dynamic ... .

All S-Class recalls

X-Class

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2015 – 2018)09. 10. 2020The child safety lock on the rear doors could come to loose unnoticed, as a result of which the rear doors ... .
Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2017 – 2020)22. 05. 2020Due to a defective operating manual, the roof load may be exceeded if a canopy is retrofitted on the loading platform. ... .
Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2017 – 2018)29. 02. 2020The trailer stability function may not be available. As a result, the vehicle driving stability can be impaired, increasing the risk ... .

All X-Class recalls

EQC

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz EQC (2020)31. 07. 2020The left-hand side, rear seat-back lock does not comply with the specifications. This could lead to a failure of the seat-back ... .
Mercedes-Benz EQC (2018 – 2019)13. 01. 2020The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a result, in the event ... .

All EQC’s recalls

Citan

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz Citan (2019)28. 01. 2020The nuts on the rear axle wheel hubs and two screws on the brake calliper support can become loose. As a ... .

All Citan’s recalls

CLA

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz CLA (2019 – 2020)15. 10. 2020The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak. As a result, engine oil could leak onto the under-body paneling and from ... .
Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013)28. 03. 2020Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system. As a result, the affected vehicles do not meet the ... .
Mercedes-Benz CLA (2014 – 2017)07. 03. 2020The occupant classification system for the front passenger seat may not be calibrated in accordance with the specifications. Consequently, an installed ... .
Mercedes-Benz CLA (2018 – 2019)13. 01. 2020The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a result, in the event ... .

All CLA’s recalls

CLS

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz CLS (2018 – 2020)13. 10. 2020Due to the lack of documentation, there is no confirmation that the screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes ... .
Mercedes-Benz CLS (2015 – 2019)28. 04. 2020Moisture can penetrate into the busbar, giving rise to conductive contacts between the individual lines inside it. The resulting current flows ... .

All CLS’s recalls

GL

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz GL (2006 – 2012)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .

All GL’s recalls

GLA

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz GLA (2019 – 2020)15. 10. 2020The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak. As a result, engine oil could leak onto the under-body paneling and from ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLA (2019)18. 08. 2020The screws on the rear axle might not be tightened properly, which could lead to overloading of other screw connections. This ... .

All GLA’s recalls

GLB

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020)15. 12. 2020The quantity of oil in the dual-clutch gearbox may be too low or too high. This can result in impaired torque ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2020)09. 12. 2020The fuel tank ventilation pipe may have a split, which may allow diesel fuel to escape during refuelling or driving. Consequently, ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020)30. 11. 2020The outer shell of the rear spoiler might not have been welded or may have been only partially welded to the ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020)15. 10. 2020The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak. As a result, engine oil could leak onto the under-body paneling and from ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020)10. 08. 2020The bodywork around the front wheelhouses has not been sealed in accordance with the specifications, allowing water to penetrate into the ... .

All GLB’s recalls

GLC

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018 – 2020)13. 10. 2020Due to the lack of documentation, there is no confirmation that the screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLC (2020)31. 07. 2020The left-hand side, rear seat-back lock does not comply with the specifications. This could lead to a failure of the seat-back ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018 – 2019)13. 01. 2020The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a result, in the event ... .

All GLC’s recalls

GLE

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 – 2019)15. 10. 2020The windscreen may be incorrectly bonded, could become detached from the body of the car in the event of a crash. ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2019)31. 07. 2020The piston bar seal on the shock absorbers does not meet the durability requirements. This can result in tilting of the ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2019)08. 06. 2020The wiring harness running under the right-hand side second-row seat may not have been installed in accordance with the specifications and ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2019)25. 05. 2020The welds on the rear cross-beam may not be sufficiently strong and could break. As a result, the cross-beam may become ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 – 2019)22. 02. 2020Due to insufficient padding, passengers may not be made aware that the headrest on the third row of seats is not ... .

All GLE’s recalls

GLK

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz GLK (2008 – 2015)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .

All GLK’s recalls

GLS

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz GLS (2018 – 2019)15. 10. 2020The windscreen may be incorrectly bonded, could become detached from the body of the car in the event of a crash. ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLS AMG (2018 – 2019)29. 08. 2020The ESP control unit software does not comply with the specifications and may not be able to adapt to the type ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLS (2019)31. 07. 2020The piston bar seal on the shock absorbers does not meet the durability requirements. This can result in tilting of the ... .
Mercedes-Benz GLS (2019)25. 05. 2020The welds on the rear cross-beam may not be sufficiently strong and could break. As a result, the cross-beam may become ... .

All GLS’s recalls

ML

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz ML (2005 – 2016)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .

All ML’s recalls

SL

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz SL (2013)28. 03. 2020Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system. As a result, the affected vehicles do not meet the ... .

All SL’s recalls

SLK

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz SLK (2004 – 2016)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .

All SLK’s recalls

SLS

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2014)21. 09. 2020The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under ... .

All SLS’s recalls

Sprinter

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2007 – 2020)15. 11. 2020The fatigue strength of the ball coupling device may be inadequate. As a result, the device could crack and break, increasing ... .
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 – 2020)07. 10. 2020The rear underrun protection is missing on certain configurations of the vehicle. This can lead to an increased risk of injury ... .
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 – 2020)17. 09. 2020The glow time amplifier may be damaged in the event of an accident. This can lead to a short circuit and ... .
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 – 2020)26. 07. 2020The electrical wiring harness can jam and become damaged in the bogies of the front seat. This can cause the side ... .
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017 – 2020)16. 05. 2020The front brake hoses can be damaged by coming into contact with the front inner wing. Consequently, brake oil may leak, ... .
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2019)21. 03. 2020A defect in the control-unit software of the body control module may cause the rear lights to fail or to be ... .
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018)12. 01. 2020The welding of the front seat height adjustment mechanism can be defective. This can lead to an increased risk of injury ... .

All Sprinter’s recalls

V-Class/Vito

PublishedIssue
Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2018 – 2019)05. 06. 2020The fuel return line may be damaged by contact with the underbody paneling. As a result, fuel may leak onto the ... .
Mercedes-Benz Vito (2019 – 2020)24. 05. 2020Defective production of the passenger seat may lead to reduced seat strength. The Mercedes-Benz Vito models affected by this recall were ... .
Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2019)22. 02. 20201. The head restraints may be defective. This may impair their protective function, increasing the risk of injury in the event ... .
Mercedes-Benz eVito (2018 – 2019)10. 02. 2020The bolt connecting the electric motor housing and the power electronics might be defective. Consequently, it might trigger a short circuit, ... .
Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2019)12. 01. 2020The upholstery of the headrests may become detached. This could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident. ... .

All V-Class/Vito’s recalls


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