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Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall affecting nearly 32,000 vehicles, citing concerns over a flawed 80-amp fuse. This defect has the potential to trigger various electrical malfunctions, ranging from power loss while driving to malfunctioning screens and safety systems. Additionally, there’s an elevated risk of fire due to this issue. The root cause lies in the improper manufacturing of the fuse.

The faulty 80-amp fuse, failing to meet production standards, poses a significant safety risk as it can disrupt crucial vehicle systems. These disruptions could lead to accidents, fires, or injuries.

Despite the seriousness of the problem, the automaker asserts that there have been no reported warranty claims, customer complaints, or injuries stemming from this issue in the United States, as per documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Recall Information Details
Total Vehicles Recalled 31,848 potentially involved vehicles
Description of Noncompliance Certain 80A fuses which were installed might not meet production requirements. As a result, a contact interruption or an increased triggering resistance might occur. In this case, systems connected to the fuse might become inoperable. The vehicle might also lose propulsion without warning, and restraint functions or the instrument cluster might be impaired, which could increase the risk of a crash or injuries.
Ford Motor Company Contact Number 1-877-496-3691
NHTSA Recall Number 24V-115
Manufacturer Recall Number N/A
Owner Notification Letters Commencing April 16, 2024

Mercedes-Benz initiated an investigation into this issue in September 2023, prompted by reports of non-starting vehicles at assembly plants rather than incidents on the road. Presently Mercedes-Benz AG has not confirmed any field reports, service records, or warranty claims pertaining to the United States.

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    Here’s What’s Included in the 2024 Mercedes 80 Amp Fuse Recall

    The 80 Amp recall includes Mercedes Benz vehicles from 2023-2024 spanning a range of models including the:

    • C300,
    • AMG C43,
    • S580e, S580,
    • Maybach S580,
    • Maybach S680,
    • AMG SL43,
    • AMG SL63,
    • GLC300,
    • EQE350,
    • EQE500,
    • EQS450,
    • EQS580,
    • AMG EQS,
    • 2023 S500,
    • AMG SL55,
    • AMG EQE,
    • 2024 E350,
    • E450,
    • AMG C63e S,
    • CLE300 Coupe,
    • CLE450 Coupe, and
    • GLC300 Coupe.

    The supplier addressed the issue in November 2023. Mercedes-Benz responded by implementing eight distinct part numbers for the fuse boxes installed in the affected vehicles, as a measure to rectify the situation. These part numbers are as follows:

    • A2545402126,
    • A2065407464,
    • A2235403856,
    • A2235403756,
    • A2235403956,
    • A2975407830,
    • A2975408030, and,
    • A2975407930.

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    Here’s What’s NOT Included in the 2024 Mercedes 80 Amp Fuse Recall

    Affected vehicles were assembled from February 6, 2023, to November 10, 2023. Mercedes-Benz vehicles produced outside this specified period are not subject to this recall, but they could encounter similar vehicle issues.

    To find out whether your vehicle is subject to any open recalls, you can visit the NHTSA’s recall check website. By inputting your car’s 17-digit VIN into the NHTSA’s database, you can determine if there are any outstanding recalls.

    If no recall appears, this indicates that your vehicle currently does not have any open recalls. Considering that automakers frequently issue recalls, even for older vehicles, you should check periodically to ensure your vehicle hasn’t been affected by a recent recall.

    What should I do if my Mercedes Benz vehicle is included in this recall?

    If your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is affected by the 80 Amp fuse recall, you should schedule your recall repairs promptly. Failure to address this issue could result in unexpected loss of propulsion, compromised restraint functions, or impaired instrument cluster functionality, potentially heightening the risk of accidents or injuries. According to Mercedes Benz, there is also an increased risk of vehicle fire in affected units.

    Authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the main fuse box(es) in the affected vehicles to rectify the problem. The flawed fuses, manufactured incorrectly, may lead to interruptions in contact or increased triggering resistance, rendering systems connected to the 80A fuse inoperative. Please note that Mercedes Benz’s number associated with the recall has not been reported, NHTSA’s recall number is 24V-115.

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