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Mercedes-Benz GLE & GLS 48V Cable Recall: Critical Fire Risk Alert (2024)

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Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall for several models of their GLE and GLS SUVs due to a defect in the 48-Volt ground connection. This defect poses a serious fire risk, affecting the safety and performance of these vehicles. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE & GLS 48V cable recall is significant with over 116,000 units potentially impacted and 100% estimated to have the defect. It’s crucial for owners to understand the recall details, including the affected models, the nature of the defect, and the necessary steps to ensure their safety.

What is the Issue Regarding the Mercedes-Benz GLE & GLS 48V Cable Recall?

Mercedes has issued a recall for several models of their GLE and GLS SUVs due to a critical defect in the 48-Volt ground connection under the passenger seat. This defect can result in the ground connection becoming loose, leading to an increase in electrical resistance and potential overheating. In severe cases, this overheating could pose a significant fire risk, compromising the safety of the vehicle and its occupants.

Which Models are Affected by the Mercedes 48V Cable Recall?

The recall impacts a significant number of vehicles, with 116,020 units potentially affected across various models produced between 2019 and 2024. Notably, 100% of the units within the recall population are estimated to have the defect.

The production dates for the affected vehicles range from June 20, 2017, to January 5, 2023. The specific models affected include:

  • 2023-2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
  • 2020-2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450
  • 2020-2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 580
  • 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450
  • 2020-2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580
  • 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS 600
  • 2021-2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53
  • 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63
  • 2021-2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe
  • 2021-2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S
  • 2021-2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe
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How Do The 48V Cable Issues Affect Vehicle Safety and Performance?

The primary risk associated with the 48V cable defect is the potential for fire under the passenger seat due to overheating of the ground connection. This issue arises because the ground cable lug might not be secured properly, causing the electric resistance at the connection point to increase. High electrical currents passing through this loose connection can elevate temperatures, thereby increasing the risk of a fire.

Before the issue manifests, there are generally no warnings provided to the driver. However, once the problem occurs, drivers may notice warning messages related to the 48V onboard power supply displayed on the instrument cluster.

What Should Owners of Recalled Mercedes Models Do Next?

Owners of the affected models should take immediate action to ensure their safety and the safety of their passengers. The recommended steps include:

  1. Check for Recall Notices: Owners should verify if their vehicle is part of the recall by checking the recall notices issued by Mercedes-Benz or visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.
  2. Contact Dealerships: Schedule an appointment with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. The dealer will inspect and tighten the 48-Volt ground connection if necessary, free of charge.
  3. Stay Informed: Keep an eye out for any warning messages on the vehicle’s instrument cluster and contact a dealer immediately if any issues arise.
  4. Keep Documentation: Maintain records of all communications and repairs related to the recall for future reference.

By staying informed and proactive, you can ensure your safety and get the support you need to handle this recall effectively.

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