2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300, C300 Recalled for Electronic Stability Control Problem | Edmunds

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300, C300 Recalled for Electronic Stability Control Problem


WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 62 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic SUVs, along with 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 and C300 4Matic sedans, because of an electronic stability control problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles may be equipped with an electronic stability program control unit that may have been damaged before being installed," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "A damaged ESP control unit may inadvertently activate the stability control, altering the vehicle's path.

"Additionally, the electronic parking brake may not function. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash."

A Mercedes-Benz spokesman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if any injuries or accidents have been linked to the recall.

The affected vehicles were built from February 8, 2016, to May 18, 2016.

Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the ESP hydraulic control units. The recall is expected to begin in October. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should schedule a service appointment with their dealer once they receive their official recall notice. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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