Mercedes recalls 9156 EQS and S-Classes in the USA due to problems with the backlight system.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Mercedes-Benz are recalling 9,156 vehicles. Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that on certain 2021 and 2022 models of S-Class and EQS vehicles (223 and 297 platforms), the rear signal detection is defective and the actuator unit software may not meet current production specifications. A software update, which vehicles have to go to the dealership, should now fix the problem.
The following Mercedes model series are affected by the recall:
- EQS 450 from production period April 22, 2020 to January 11, 2022 (3 vehicles)
- S 500 from production period April 22, 2020 to January 11, 2022 (281 vehicles)
- EQS 580 from production period April 22, 2020 to January 11, 2022 (5 vehicles)
- S 580 from production period April 22, 2020 to January 11, 2022 (8,867 vehicles)
The summons can be found in the NHTSA under case number 22V-167. There is currently no withdrawal for Germany in this regard.
Mercedes has to make improvements to 9,156 cars in the EQS and S-Series models. The rear signal detection is defective on some 2021 and 2022 cars. Solution: Software update.
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