Trio Of Recalls Shows That Even Mercedes-AMG Has Problems Now And Then

Every automaker has to issue recalls from time to time. It’s an inevitability of mass production. And that includes Mercedes-Benz, though these latest campaigns don’t just affect “ordinary” Benzes. These are for AMG performance models.

And not just any AMGs, either. The first of these three relates to the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65 – the two most potent versions of Daimler’s flagship model.

The recall is due to an issue with the Active Lane Keeping Assist system, which may not intervene as designed if the vehicle veers out of its lane at speeds upwards of 65 miles per hour (105 km/h). The problem affects sedans, coupes, and convertibles – but only 375 of them in the United States. A simple software update is expected to clear it up.

Smaller still is the recall for 22 examples of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S sedan, whose front seats may be adjusted beyond their limit. This will require technicians to inspect the vehicles in question, and if the seats don’t stay within their intended range, they’ll either be mechanically or electronically adjusted.

The German manufacturer has also issued a recall for 4,702 examples of the 2018 GLC crossover, including the AMG GLC43 and GLC43 Coupe, but also the more pedestrian GLC300 and GLC350e – but not the GLC63. The problem here is a bit more unusual in that the turn signals on the LED headlight units, for some reason, may be pink or violet instead of amber as they’re supposed to be. Fixing it will necessitate replacing the LED module.

All three campaigns are set to get underway in the next month or so. Thus, if you’re fortunate enough to have one of these high-end vehicles in your driveway, be on the lookout for a recall notice in your mailbox.

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  • Dr Keijo Cat

    When it comes to recalls and quality issues, all auto companies are bloody equal.

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