Update: Mercedes AMG Recalled for Stall Defect, Crash Hazard
Mercedes is recalling the following AMG vehicles which were manufactured with a starter motor positive cable that may not have been installed correctly, potentially allowing the power supply harness wires to chafe:
- 2018-2021 Mercedes E63S AMG
- 2018-2021 Mercedes E63S AMG Wagon
- 2019-2021 Mercedes AMG GT63 4-door
- 2019-2021 Mercedes AMG GT63S 4-door
"Damaged wires may cause a short circuit and result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said. "Also, a short circuit can increase
the risk of a fire."
This recall began on March 25, 2021.
What's the Problem?
Mercedes is recalling certain AMG vehicles from the model year 2019 over potentially defective airbags and software components which could cause the airbags to malfunction during a crash, increasing the risk of serious bodily injury, including death.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2019 E53 AMG 4MATIC
- 2019 E63 AMG 4MATIC Wagon
- 2019 E63S AMG 4MATIC Wagon
The incorrect driver airbag and software version may have been installed in these vehicles, which could cause the restraint systems to not function as intended during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Mercedes is notifying owners of the recalled vehicles, and dealers will fix the problem free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Feb. 4, 2020.
Related Article: Malfunctioned Airbags Recall Lawsuit Update
2019-2020 Mercedes AMG Recalled for Crash Hazard
Mercedes is recalling the following vehicles whose wheel-hub caps may detach while driving:
- 2019-2020 Mercedes AMG GT53 4MATIC
- 2019-2020 Mercedes AMG GT63 4MATIC
"If the wheel-hub caps detach, they can become a road hazard, and increase the risk of a crash or injury for other road users," NHTSA said.
This recall began on February 16, 2021.
Mercedes AMG Recalled for Seat Belt Problem
Mercedes is recalling the 2021 AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 coupes which were manufactured with middle seat belt buckles that may be in the gap below the seat cushion. If the buckle can't be retrieved, the buckle latch will be inoperable and unable to restrain an occupant. "An unrestrained occupant has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash," NHTSA said. This recall began on Dec. 29, 2021.
See all related product liability lawsuits we've covered.
Do I Have a Mercedes AMG Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mercedes AMG Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Mercedes-Benz, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.