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Recall Mercedes-Benz E-Class and GLC: pigtail wire

Recall Mercedes-Benz E-Class and GLC: pigtail wire

Mercedes-Benz had to recall 57,211 cars from around the world due to transmission wiring harness issues. In Germany, 19,888 vehicles were affected.

The Federal Motor Vehicle Transport Authority (KBA) is recalling car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz 19,788 E-Class and GLC vehicles in Germany. 57,211 vehicles are affected worldwide. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,168 vehicles are affected in the United States.

Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that on certain vehicles in the E-Class (BR 213) and all-wheel drive GLC (BR 253) series, the transmission wiring harness may not meet the specifications. In this case, the transmission line assembly can disturb the front drive shaft, which can then lead to an undisclosed loss of thrust.

These models are affected by recall in Germany:

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class (BR 213) From the production period from February 2019 to June 2021
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC (BR 253) From the production period from February 2019 to June 2021

(E-Class and GLC combined: worldwide: 57,211 vehicles / All over Germany: 19788 vehicles)

This model is affected by recall in the US:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC350E4 From production period 05/20/2019 to 05/27/2020 (1,168 vehicles)

As a precaution, the transmission wiring harness path on affected vehicles will be inspected and replaced if necessary by a Mercedes-Benz service organization. A scheduled visit to the workshop for checking and, if necessary, replacing the pigtail of transmission wires will take up to two hours. The KBA reference number is 011970, and the recall campaign manufacturer code is 5990003. The case can be found under number 22V-494 on the NHTSA.

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Mercedes-Benz recalls 57,211 cars of all classes worldwide and 19,88 in Germany. Cause: Incorrectly routed transmission cable assembly can cause noise and lead to loss of thrust.