Which Mercedes-Benz models are being recalled in 2019?

56 recalls for 19 Mercedes-Benz models in 2019


In 2019, Mercedes-Benz announced 56 recalls involving 19 models through the EU Rapex system. The A-Class, E-Class and Sprinter were the most recalled models with 10 recalls for each.


We’ve sorted all the 2019 recalls according to the model into a table below.

10 out of the 56 Mercedes-Benz recalls were announced for the Sprinter Vans and 5 for the Vito and V-Class models. It is also worth noting that Mercedes recalls its cars because of every slightest defect. Two X-Class recalls are only due to incorrect data in the operating instructions manual, for example.



Among the larger actions, let’s mention the failure of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) with 12 models, or the possible cracks on the lock nut of the steering mechanism with the C-Class, E-Class and CLS. With the A-Class, the brake pedal may be poorly welded.

The E-Class had three recalls due to a poorly mounted rear spoiler with the estate version. The same defect is also reported with the SUV GLEs, where the window strips may also fall off the rear doors. Moisture can penetrate the GLE‘s interior through either a small hole in the floor or poorly routed air conditioning condensation hose.

The Mercedes flagship S-Class also didn’t avoid problems in 2019. In addition to the aforementioned e-Call system, there may be a problem with the seat belt lock sensors, or poorly attached A, B and C pillar covers. The first fully electric Mercedes-Benz EQC was also recalled.

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


Mercedes-Benz recalls in 2019 by model

A-Class

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
I. A metal chip within the ESP could block a non-return valve. 4/2018 link
I. The flat conductor of the starter wiring has been incorrectly positioned. 4/2018 – 6/2018 link
II. The locking mechanisms of the backrest might not lock correctly. 5/2018 – 9/2018 link
II. No perforation has been made in the outer covering of the instrument panel. 11/2017 – 8/2018 link
II. A bolt in the locking mechanism of the articulated trailer coupling is defective. 2/2018 – 12/2018 link
VI. The welding of the brake pedal plate to the brake pedal lever may not be sufficiently strong. 11/2018 – 3/2019 link
X. The strength of the material of the shielding plate under the spare wheel might not be appropriate. 1/2018 – 7/2018 link
XI. There might be inclusions or cracks on the rear axle. 4/2019 link
XII. The belt anchor fittings for the front seats. 3/2018 – 6/2018 link
All A-Class Recalls

B-Class

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
II. A bolt in the locking mechanism of the articulated trailer coupling is defective. 2/2018 – 12/2018 link
All B-Class Recalls

C-Class

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
I. The steering wheel may not be correctly connected with the steering gearbox. 5/2018 link
II. The status shown in the centre console of the passenger airbags may not be correctly indicated. 8/2017 – 10/2018 link
II. There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. 2/2014 – 12/2018 link
II. A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system. 7/2018 – 8/2018 link
II. The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. 6/2018 – 8/2018 link
V. The sleep mode functionality of the electronic parking brake may be defective. 6/2017 – 11/2018 link
VII. The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe. 12/2018 – 1/2019 link
X. The cross-member and the trailer could be completely detached from the vehicle. 8/2018 link
All C-Class Recalls

CLA

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
II. A bolt in the locking mechanism of the articulated trailer coupling is defective. 2/2018 – 12/2018 link
All CLA´s Recalls

CLS

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
II. There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. 2/2014 – 12/2018 link
V. The riveting of the front seat belt housing covers may be inadequate. 7/2017 – 3/2018 link
VII. The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe. 12/2018 – 1/2019 link
All CLS´s Recalls

E-Class

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
I. The steering wheel may not be correctly connected with the steering gearbox. 5/2018 link
I. The bolts of the rear spoiler may have been insufficiently tightened. 10/2018 – 11/2018 link
II. There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. 2/2014 – 12/2018 link
II. A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system. 7/2018 – 8/2018 link
II. The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. 6/2018 – 8/2018 link
V. The rear door spoiler may not be secured enough. 6/2018 – 7/2018 link
VII. Certain screw connections attaching the wiring harness to the fuse box may not have been fitted (Coupe). 3/2018 – 5/2018 link
VII. The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe. 12/2018 – 1/2019 link
XI. The rear spoiler might not have been attached in accordance with requirements. 9/2016 – 5/2019 link
All E-Class Recalls

G-Class

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
All G-Class Recalls

GLA

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
XI. The end mount of the middle rear safety belt may not be correctly secured. 6/2018 – 10/2018 link
All GLA´s Recalls

GLC

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
II. The status shown in the centre console of the passenger airbags may not be correctly indicated. 8/2017 – 10/2018 link
II. A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system. 7/2018 – 8/2018 link
V. The sleep mode functionality of the electronic parking brake may be defective. 6/2017 – 11/2018 link
X. The cross-member and the trailer could be completely detached from the vehicle. 8/2018 link
All GLC´s Recalls

GLE

Month Issue Production Source
III. The rear spoiler may not have been produced according to specifications. 1/2018 – 12/2018 link
VIII. A small opening may have been melted into the floor due to incorrect welding. 6/2018 – 4/2019 link
IX. The functioning of the front passenger airbag may be impaired by extreme temperatures. 6/2018 – 12/2018 link
X. The drain hose of the air conditioning system may not have been correctly installed. 8/2018 – 8/2019 link
XI. The welding of the fuel filler neck to the fuel container. 4/2019 – 6/2019 link
XII. The garnish moulding to the window stay bar of the rear doors. 8/2018 – 9/2019 link
All GLE´s Recalls

GLS

Month Issue Production Source
XII. The garnish moulding to the window stay bar of the rear doors. 8/2018 – 9/2019 link
All GLS´s Recalls

EQC

Month Issue Production Source
XII. The bolt of the front-axle differential gear may not meet the durability specification. 2019 link
All EQC´s Recalls

S-Class

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
II. The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. 6/2018 – 8/2018 link
X. The A, B and C pillar trims may not have been correctly fastened. 6/2018 – 9/2018 link
All S-Class´s Recalls

SL

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
X. The passenger airbag may not have been sewn together in accordance with the specifications. 3/2018 – 11/2018 link
All SL´s Recalls

AMG GT

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
V. The riveting of the front seat belt housing covers may be inadequate. 7/2017 – 3/2018 link
VI. The software for the side radar sensors may be faulty. 8/2018 – 2/2019 link
All AMG GT´s Recalls

Citan

Month Issue Production Source
VII. An emission control component, used under certain conditions, could deteriorate more rapidly. 2015 – 2017 link
IX. The ventilation system of the crankcase might be blocked due to a manufacturing error. 4/2019 – 5/2019 link
All Citan´s Recalls

Vito / V-Class

Month Issue Production Source
IV. There is a possibility of red rust corrosion on metallic components of the roof frame (Marco Polo). 2/2017 – 2/2018 link
IV. The passenger airbag cover on the instrument panel is inadequate. 1/2019 link
VIII. The screw connections of front swivel seat consoles could be defective. 1/2019 – 4/2019 link
IX. Due to incorrectly fitted brake pipes, brake fluid may leak out. 11/2018 – 5/2019 link
XI. The coverings on the seat boxes with an integrated back-up battery may be missing. 6/2014 – 9/2019 link
All Vito / V-Class Recalls

Sprinter

Month Issue Production Source
III. Trailer couplings may develop cracks when operated under load. 8/2018 – 11/2018 link
III. Possible lack of welding on certain seams. 9/2018 – 12/2018 link
III. Failure of the glow plug relay may result in an electrical short circuit. 7/2013 – 7/2018 link
V. Missing cover on the sliding door of the stowage space. 3/2018 – 10/2018 link
VII. A missing torsion rod on the front axle. 9/2018 – 3/2019 link
VII. Possible defect in the automatic transmission may block the changing of gears. 8/2018 – 10/2018 link
IX. Possible thermal overload of the fuse holder of the air suspension compressor. 9/2009 – 8/2018 link
XI. Due to a manufacturing defect, the leaf springs on the rear axle might break. 3/2018 – 1/2019 link
XI. The leaf springs on the rear axle may have not been fitted in accordance with the specifications. 9/2018 – 8/2019 link
XI. The stabilizer on the rear axle was not installed in accordance with the specifications. 9/2018 – 5/2019 link
All Sprinter´s Recalls

X-Class

Month Issue Production Source
III. Inadequate instructions for retrofitting a tow hitch. 4/2017 – 12/2018 link
IV. The foot space lamp on driver’s side can become detached. 9/2017 – 4/2018 link
V. Defective operating manual can cause the roof load to be exceeded. 6/2018 – 3/2019 link
All X-Class Recalls

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