Gas Pedal Interference Prompts Mercedes-Benz to Recall Floor Mats
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain accessory all-season floor mats sold for use in model year 2012 and 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class vehicles. These floor mats may not fully conform to the contour of the vehicle's floor plan as intended.
As a result, clearance between the mat and the gas pedal may be reduced, possibly allowing the pedal to become trapped.
This interference could prevent the gas pedal from retracting and the vehicle may not decelerate as expected when the driver lifts their foot from the gas pedal, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Should the pedal become trapped, steady application of the brakes will allow the vehicle to be brought to a stop.
Mercedes-Benz will notify all vehicle owners affected by this recall. The floor mats will be replaced free of charge. In the meantime, consumers are advised to remove the recalled floor mats from their vehicle. Only vehicles equipped with the accessory floor mats are affected.
For more information, contact Mercedes-Benz toll-free at 1-800-367-6372.