Two Recalls Issued By Mercedes Benz for Parking Lights and TPMS Indicators

Two Recalls Issued By Mercedes Benz for Parking Lights and TPMS Indicators
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September 11, 2014

Mercedes Benz issued two small recalls this week.

In the first, the company is recalling about 220 certain model year 2013 GLK350 and GLK350 4-Matic vehicles because the parking lamps are too bright.

In the affected vehicles the parking lamps exceed the maximum voltage listed under federal law. The overly bright lights could blind oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will update the software calibration number (SCN) of the subject electronic control unit.

The second recall affects about 160 certain model year 2011-2012 S550, S550 CGI, S63, S600 Bi-Turbo, S65 AMG, S550 4-Matic, and S550 CGI 4-Matic and S400 Hybrid vehicles because the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) indicators may only illuminate for a portion of the time required by law. Under certain conditions it may not re-illuminate immediately after the vehicle is restarted as required.

As a result, if all four wheel sensors in the subject vehicles are simultaneously malfunctioning or missing, the TPMS will provide an initial warning, but this warning will not automatically repeat on subsequent ignition cycles, failing to remind the driver that the system is offline. Drivers run the risk of driving with an under-filled tire, increasing the risk of a blow-out.

Dealers will reprogram the tire pressure monitoring unit, free of charge.

For information about both recalls owners can contact Mercedes Benz at (800) 367-6372.