Mercedes-Benz Recalls CLS550 Vehicles Due to Loose Hood Bolts
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2012 CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic vehicles. The bolts that hold the hood's secondary latch striker may have been insufficiently tightened.
The reduced torque of the striker bolts might lead to a loosening of the bolts. If two of the four bolts securing the striker became loose, the secondary hood latch function would become ineffective. If this problem combines with a failure of the primary hood lock or if the hood is not properly closed, the hood could open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
All CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic vehicles included in this recall were manufactured from December 01, 2011 through December 13, 2011.
Mercedes-Benz will notify the owners of all affected vehicles, and dealers will check and retighten the bolts as necessary.
For additional information, consumers can contact Mercedes-Benz toll-free at 800-367-6372.