Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 9,000 of its 2018 GLE and GLS SUVs due to a brake issue. The rear brakes may not engage completely due to a faulty part, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated. In addition, the vehicles’ electronic stability control may not engage completely, and drivers may notice that the brake pedal moves too near to the floor of the vehicle, NHTSA added.
The agency states that the issue was found when the part provider notified Mercedes-Benz.
Vehicles has recalled 9,044 SUVs consisting 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350, GLS450, GLS550, AMG GLE43, AMG GLE63, AMG GLE63S, and AMG GLS63 SUVs manufactured from April 5, 2018 and June 26, 2018
The problem is with a surface coating that was not properly applied to rear brake calipers, gas may end up in the rear brake hydraulic circuit, which may result in reduced braking performance.
To fix this issue, the automaker’s dealers will bleed the rear axle brake system. No parts are going to be replaced.
The recall is said to be starting in early September this year. Owners of impacted vehicles may also call Mercedes-Benz USA at 1-800-367-6372.
To find out if your vehicle has an open recall, you can plug in the 17-digit vehicle identification number at the website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It will let you know if your vehicle has any open recalls that require to be addressed.