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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2015 – 2022)

Published on 02. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The seal for the special plug-in contact of the gearbox designed to protect against contact with moisture and splashing water is improperly installed. Thus splashed water can enter the socket contact when driving in wet conditions and can lead to a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November 2015 and 20 April 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 5491309
Affected models: E-Class, E-Class Coupé/Cabriolet, CLS, AMG GT 4-door coupe all-wheel drive
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 56,959

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01237/22

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Type of alert Serious
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model E-Class
Production period 16. 11. 2015 - 20. 4. 2022
Risk Fire
Type/number of model 212, R1ES, R1EC, R1ECLS, R1EAMG e1*2001/116*0501*24-*58, e1*2007/46*1560*00-*31, e1*2007/46*1666*00-*25, e1*2007/46*1818*00-*18, e1*2007/46*1878*00-*18
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20220902

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Mercedes Benz dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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