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Mercedes-Benz recalls GLE and GLS580 series vehicles

Water intrusion from the air conditioner drain drain hose may cause a short circuit

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Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 6,331 model year 2021 AMG GLE 53s, and model year 2020 GLE350s, GLE450s, GLE580s, GLS450s & GLS580s.

The air conditioner drain hoses may have been incorrectly installed, causing water to drain into the passenger compartment.

Water intrusion into the driver and passenger side foot wells may cause corrosion and/or short circuits to electrical components, increasing the risk of fire.

In addition, the emergency call (eCall) feature may be disabled and the doors may not unlock, increasing the risk of injury.

Also, the engine may not start or may enter a limp-home mode, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and correct the air conditioner drain hoses -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 22, 2021.

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

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