36 Mercedes-Benz recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Mercedes-Benz announced 36 recalls that affected 17 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

We will only mention a few of the many Mercedes-Benz´s recalls in this article. We offer a detailed overview of individual models and their defects in a table at the end of this page.

The most-recalled Mercedes-Benz models in 2018 were the E-Class and Sprinter (9), followed by the A-Class and the C-Class (5). The four recalls were announced with the V-Class/Vito.



In terms of the number of models included in one recall, Mercedes’s largest action in 2018 was the Alert with Rapex code A12/0852/18 from the 26th week due to a defect of the driver’s airbag gas generator. After activating the airbag, the released particles may penetrate the passenger compartment and cause an injury. This recall was issued with the A, B, C, E-Class, AMG GT, GLA and GLC models manufactured from January to March 2018.

Among the others, we mention also the missing welding points in the front wheel arch with A-Class produced between 9/2017 – 3/2018, or the faulty welding of the backrests of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats with the C-Class and the E-Class (4/2017 – 8 2017). Also noteworthy are the faulty pistons on the rear axle brake calipers with the CLE and GLS models produced from April to June 2018.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



Mercedes-Benz 2018 recalls by model

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The adhesion of the lower part of the windscreen to the bodywork may be inadequate. 5/2017 link
VI. The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
VI. Certain welding points in the area of the front wheel arch may be missing. 9/2017 – 3/2018 link
VI. The welding of the mounting brackets on the ISOFIX child seat attachments may be inadequate. 9/2017 – 3/2018 link
VIII. The navigation software may be faulty, storing the wrong location of the vehicle. 2/2017 – 1/2018 link
All A-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
XI. The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat may not be adequate. 1/2018 – 2/2018 link
All B-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The welding of the backrests of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats may be defective. 8/2017 – 2/2018 link
VI. The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
VII. The seat-backs may not be fully secured on the right-hand side of the front seats. 4/2017 – 8/2017 link
IX. The decorative strips on the rear waist finisher have not been glued on correctly. 1/2016 – 11/2017 link
IX. The lower engine compartment cover lacks the necessary left-hand gap for the exhaust system. 3/2018 link
All C-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The seals on the front doors around the window may allow water to enter the inner door area. 4/2017 – 10/2017 link
VI. The welding of the backrests of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats may be defective. 8/2017 – 2/2018 link
VI. The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
VII. The seat-backs may not be fully secured on the right-hand side of the front seats. 4/2017 – 8/2017 link
VIII. The navigation software may be faulty, storing the wrong location of the vehicle. 2/2017 – 1/2018 link
IX. (Cabrio) The ISOFIX console, anchoring the child seat to the car body, may not be adequate. 10/2017 – 11/2017 link
IX. The lower engine compartment cover lacks the necessary gap for the exhaust system. 3/2018 link
X. The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat does not work correctly. 4/2017 – 6/2018 link
XI. The operation of the active bonnet may be faulty. 10/2016 – 1/2018 link
All E-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Month Issue Production Source
I. In the event of a crash, the disconnection of the power supply prevents the automatic unlocking of the doors. 2/2017 – 7/2017 link
VIII. The nuts to attach the conductor rails inside the fuse box in the boot may not have been installed. 8/2017 – 2/2018 link
All S-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz CLA

Month Issue Production Source
XI. The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat may not be adequate. 1/2018 – 2/2018 link
All CLA Recalls

Mercedes-Benz CLS

Month Issue Production Source
X. The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat does not work correctly. 4/2017 – 6/2018 link
All CLS Recalls

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The safety ring on the right-hand side shaft on the front axle may not be correctly mounted. 12/2017 – 4/2018 link
VIII. The brake calliper brackets on the rear axle may develop cracks and fail. 12/2017 – 4/2018 link
All G-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz GL

Month Issue Production Source
IX. The sealing cap of the Active Curve System’s oil reservoir does not prevent oil from leaking out. 11/2010 – 6/2016 link
All GL-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
All GLA-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
All GLC-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The connectors for the transmission oil cooler hoses may not have been correctly moulded. 3/2017 – 5/2017 link
IX. The sealing cap of the Active Curve System’s oil reservoir does not prevent oil from leaking out. do 6/2016 link
X. The pistons on the rear axle brake calipers are inadequate. 4/2018 – 6/2018 link
All GLE-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Month Issue Production Source
IX. The sealing cap of the Active Curve System’s oil reservoir does not prevent oil from leaking out. do 6/2016 link
X. The pistons on the rear axle brake calipers are inadequate. 4/2018 – 6/2018 link
All GLS-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Month Issue Production Source
I. The seatbelt can become stuck in the guide loop. 10/2016 – 12/2017 link
II. The sport seats and the roll bar are not compatible. 8/2016 – 9/2017 link
V. The control device for seat occupant detection may not work correctly. 10/2016 – 3/2017 link
All SLS AMG Recalls

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
X. The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat does not work correctly. 4/2017 – 6/2018 link
All AMG GT Recalls

Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito

Month Issue Production Source
I. The cabling under the front swivel seats can get caught causing damage to the cabling. 6/2014 – 6/2017 link
VI. Components are missing from the door handles. 2/2018 link
IX. A faulty “Passenger Airbag Off” light could lead to a faulty passenger presence detector going unnoticed. 10/2013 – 4/2018 link
XII. The wrong control lever in the sub-assembly of the door locks. 7/2018 link
All V-Class/Vito Recalls

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Month Issue Production Source
I. The seat belt for the centre-left seat in the rear row of seats may not lock properly. 6/1997 – 9/2006 link
IV. Corrosion of the gas-pressure tank may occur. 9/2017 link
IV. The seat height adjuster on the front seats might be inadequately assembled. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
VI. There are missing welding points on the front side wall. 9/2017 – 10/2017 link
VIII. Due to a faulty software, the backlighting of the hazard warning switch may be deactivated. 12/2017 – 5/2018 link
IX. The exit assistance system deactivates prematurely after switching off the ignition. 12/2017 – 6/2018 link
XII. An incorrectly installed wiring harness may jam between the stop-lamp switch and the brake lever. 12/2017 – 8/2018 link
XII. The wrong control lever in the sub-assembly of the door locks. 7/2018 link
XII. There are missing welding points on the vehicle frame. 4/2018 – 7/2018 link
All Sprinter Recalls

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