Mercedes-Benz recalls 116,000 vehicles with electrical issue

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A 48-volt ground connection may overheat posing a fire risk

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 116,020 of the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2023-2024 GLE 350s,
  • Model year 2020-2024 GLE 450s,
  • Model year 2020-2023 GLS 580s and GLE 580s,
  • Model year 2019-2023 GLS 450s,
  • Model year 2021-2023 Maybach GLS 600s and AMG GLS 63s, and 
  • Model year 2021-2024 AMG GLE 53s, AMG GLE 53 Coupes and AMG GLE 63 S vehicles.

A 48-volt ground connection under the passenger seat may not be secured properly, resulting in the ground connection overheating.

An overheated ground connection can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and tighten the 48-volt ground connection -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by May 14, 2024.

Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at (800) 367-6372.

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