Damaged Electronic Stability Control Unit Prompts Recall from Mercedes of 2016 Vehicles

a damaged esp control unit may alter the vehicle's path

Damaged Electronic Stability Control Unit Prompts Recall from Mercedes of 2016 Vehicles
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September 15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 62 model year 2016 GLC 300 SUV, GLC 300 4Matic SUV, C300 Sedan, and C300 4Matic vehicles. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) control unit that may have been damaged before being installed.

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.

The recall is expected to begin in October 2016.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ESP Hydraulic control units, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact MBUSA customer service at (800) 367-6372.