Mercedes has to recall 74,762 cars from all over the world. Reason: malfunction of the rear camera. In Germany, 24,953 vehicles were affected.
The Federal Automobile Transport Authority (KBA) is asking car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to recall 24,953 Sprinter vehicles in Germany. 74,762 vehicles are affected worldwide. In the United States, the recall was posted on April 27, 2022. There alone are 12,086 vehicles affected.
Due to the difference in the supplier development process, the rear view camera software may not conform to the current product specifications. In some cases, the image from the rear camera does not appear on the center display after the rear gear is engaged. Instead, the center display continues to show the current image (eg navigation, radio, etc.). You may also see a black screen with an error message.
This model is affected by recall in Germany:
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter From production period 2018 to 2021
(Worldwide: 74,762 vehicles / Germany: 24,953 vehicles)
These models are affected by recall in the United States:
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter From the production period from April 12, 2018 to October 29, 2021
- Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Sprinter From the production period from April 12, 2018 to October 29, 2021
(USA: 12,086 vehicles)
As a countermeasure, it is necessary to install a software update. The KBA reference number is 011813, the recall campaign manufacturer code is VS3KOMRUE. The subpoena can be found in the NHTSA under case number 22V-281.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 74,762 Sprinter series cars worldwide and 24,953 cars in Germany. Reason: Reversing the camera failed.
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