PhotoMercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 5,818 model year 2015 SLK 250, 2016 SLK 350, 2016-2017 SLC 300, and 2017 SLC 43 AMG vehicles.

The vehicle's electronic stability control (ESC) system software may incorrectly keep the brakes slightly applied.

If brake pads are constantly applied over long periods of driving, the brake components may heat up, affecting braking performance and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the dragging brakes may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the ESC system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late June 2017.

Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.




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