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Crash Test Data for 2018 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2018 GLC-Class 4DR 4WD
2018 GLC-Class 4DR RWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2018 Mercedes-Benz

2018 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA250
Bulletin Number: 2018010007
Update HERMES control unit software
Bulletin Number: LI49.10-P-060070
Engine starts - but stops again
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA45 AMG
Bulletin Number: 2018010007
Update HERMES control unit software
Bulletin Number: LI40.10-P-061032
Noises at the front axle when cornering or maneuvering
Bulletin Number: LI88.00-P-063998
Problems with film coating for A45 AMG, CLA45 AMG, GLA45 AMG, C63 AMG, AMG GT
Bulletin Number: S-B-80.57-62e
Ordering a Programmed Key when no keys are present ? ?The Fallback Process?
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ E213
Bulletin Number: LI27.00-P-068206
Initial startup not possible after replacement of TRANSMISSION 725.0 or of electrohydraulic controller unit
Bulletin Number: LI27.60-P-064292
P060C00 and P282212 Stored in TRANSMISSION 9G-Tronic VGS control unit
Bulletin Number: LI32.25-P-066246
Thumping noises from rear axle damper
Bulletin Number: LI42.47-P-067880
Temporary fault message for all assistance systems in the IC
Bulletin Number: LI46.15-P-063353
Height adjustment of electric steering column adjustment does not operate
Bulletin Number: LI46.15-P-063353
Height adjustment of electric steering column adjustment sticks at top end stop
Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-068066
Squeaking / grinding noise from electric steering when steering fully turned
Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-068181
Rattling/knocking noise from electric steering when driving on rough terrain or cobblestones
Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-068182
Knocking noise from steering when changing steering direction while stationary or when driving slowly
Bulletin Number: LI49.00-P-067579
Clattering noise from underbody/exhaust system, vibrations after cold start
Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-064762
Battery discharged, vehicle does not start - Fault codes with "bus keepawake events or bus wake-up events" are logged in the quick test
Bulletin Number: LI54.18-P-068180
Electrical fault in coolant pump
Bulletin Number: LI54.25-P-064053
Lower control panel: Left/right switch block is loose/not engaged
Bulletin Number: LI54.30-P-066611
Parktronic continuous warning tone
Bulletin Number: LI68.05-P-060307
Garage door opener range too short
Bulletin Number: LI68.05-P-064396
Garage Door Opener (GDO) loses its programming codes, customer cannot open the garage door
Bulletin Number: LI72.00-P-064122
Wind noise on driver door, rear door when sliding roof in tilt position
Bulletin Number: LI72.00-P-067456
Waistline trim strips on doors protrude at front or rear of waistline
Bulletin Number: LI72.10-P-068218
Insufficient holding ability of front door hinges
Bulletin Number: LI72.40-P-065822
Window lifter reverses direction
Bulletin Number: LI77.21-P-064406
Pop-up roof wind deflector, whistling noise with glass panel open between approx. 40 and 80 mph
Bulletin Number: LI80 35-P-067883
Transmitter key inoperative
Bulletin Number: LI82.10-P-063240
Headlamps fogged
Bulletin Number: LI82.20-P-067044
Parts of ambient lighting fail
Bulletin Number: LI82.30-P-064282
Wiper stops on the windshield without obvious cause at speeds < 6mph.
Bulletin Number: LI82.70-P-060004
iPhone mobile phone: Various complaints after software update to iOS8
Bulletin Number: LI82.70-P-067429
Inductive charging: iPhone is not reliably charged
Bulletin Number: LI82.70-P-067430
Inductive charging: Charging process terminated with Samsung phones
Bulletin Number: LI82.70-P-067458
COMAND Online: The mobile phone address book has not been transferred completely
Bulletin Number: LI82 85-P-064727
NTG5.5: Vehicle positioning inaccurate/ implausible, route guidance not possible
Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-067581
Message "SOS - Service Not Activated" in instrument cluster
Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-067582
COMAND Online: No music files can be found on the USB mass storage device
Bulletin Number: LI88 50-P-067780
Cracking noise when trunk lid is opened
Bulletin Number: LI88 60-P-067847
Plug-in hybrid fuel filler flap will not open
Bulletin Number: LI91 10-P-067955
Creaking noise on front seat when cornering
Bulletin Number: LI91.40-P-064313
Center rear seat belt does not roll up completely
Bulletin Number: LI91.60-P-064402
PRE-SAFE Impulse Side
Bulletin Number: P-B-27.10-125a
Launch Support for Automatic Transmission (9G-TRONIC)
Bulletin Number: P-SC-2016070001
Perform SCN Coding in Garage Door Opener Control Module
Bulletin Number: P-SC-2018020009
Check Rear Axle Carrier, Replace if Necessary
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ E238
Bulletin Number: LI46.15-P-063353
Height adjustment of electric steering column adjustment does not operate
Bulletin Number: LI46.15-P-063353
Height adjustment of electric steering column adjustment sticks at top end stop
Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-068066
Squeaking / grinding noise from electric steering when steering fully turned
Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-068181
Rattling/knocking noise from electric steering when driving on rough terrain or cobblestones
Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-068182
Knocking noise from steering when changing steering direction while stationary or when driving slowly
Bulletin Number: LI54.30-P-066611
Parktronic continuous warning tone
Bulletin Number: LI80 35-P-067883
Transmitter key inoperative
Bulletin Number: LI82.70-P-060004
iPhone mobile phone: Various complaints after software update to iOS8
Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-067582
COMAND Online: No music files can be found on the USB mass storage device
Bulletin Number: LI88 50-P-067885
Trunk lid does not open/close
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ GLA45
Bulletin Number: 2018010007
Update HERMES control unit software
Bulletin Number: LI27.00-P-061232
Transmission in limp-home mode, fault code 079100 or fault code 274500 stored
Bulletin Number: LI27.35-P-064052
7G-DCT: FC 06A600 and FC 060A00 stored in fault memory
Bulletin Number: LI27.50-P-064440
7G-DCT: Scratching noise when changing gear from D to R with transmission cold
Bulletin Number: LI30.30-P-059421
Collision Prevention Assist has a malfunction
Bulletin Number: LI35.30-P-059149
Humming, droning, vibrating, throbbing in various operating states
Bulletin Number: LI35.31-P-064530
Specified tightening torque of oil filler screw of rear axle differential cannot be reached
Bulletin Number: LI35.40-P-060213
Chattering from rear differential while turning
Bulletin Number: LI46.10-P-055432
AMG Performance steering wheel heavily worn/soiled
Bulletin Number: LI46.35-P-059241
Fault message in instrument cluster on engine start "Power Steering Malfunction, Service Required"
Bulletin Number: LI54.10-P-064158
Malfunction of additional battery in IC and fault code B11C11B in CBC (SAM) N10
Bulletin Number: LI54.18-P-057974
ESP, BAS, PRE-SAFE - Fault message in instrument cluster
Bulletin Number: LI54.18-P-059361
Diverse fault messages in instrument cluster; fault on suspension CAN bus
Bulletin Number: LI54.21-P-064054
7G-DCT: FC 051300 in fault memory after voltage fluctuations in on-board electrical system
Bulletin Number: LI54.30-P-063675
Instrument cluster: No display in instrument cluster
Bulletin Number: LI68.00-P-059550
Overview of noises in interior of model series 176/117
Bulletin Number: LI68.05-P-059193
SENTEX gate operator with Clik Card Remote not compatible with Homelink
Bulletin Number: LI77 21-P-063617
Pop-up roof: Roof jams or cannot be opened, drive unit makes rattling noises
Bulletin Number: LI82.30-P-059239
Complaints about poor wiping effect of winshield wiper
Bulletin Number: LI82.61-P-061310
Becker MAP PILOT: Navigation display freezes briefly in the case of physical shocks
Bulletin Number: LI82.70-P-060004
iPhone mobile phone: Various complaints after software update to iOS8
Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-060002
Drive Kit Plus: Digital DriveStyle app does not launch automatically
Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-064225
Garmin MAP PILOT: Notes on voice input
Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-064311
Garmin MAP PILOT: General information in the event of complaints
Bulletin Number: LI82.85-P-067581
Message "SOS - Service Not Activated" in instrument cluster
Bulletin Number: LI82.95-P-064353
Automatic emergency call triggered for no obvious reason
Bulletin Number: LI88.00-P-063998
Problems with film coating for A45 AMG, CLA45 AMG, GLA45 AMG, C63 AMG, AMG GT
Bulletin Number: LI91.40-P-059238
Seat belt adjustment intermittently inoperative and causes noises.
Bulletin Number: LI91.60-P-059056
Flashing or SCN coding of airbag control units
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE
Bulletin Number: 2018010007
Update HERMES control unit software
Bulletin Number: LI00 00-P-066046
Odor in passenger compartment
Bulletin Number: LI31.19-P-047216
Installing Electric Trailer Brake Controller
Bulletin Number: LI32.22-P-067318
AIRMATIC fault message in instrument cluster
Bulletin Number: LI32.34-P-056198
Fault message "AIRMATIC" or "Active Curve System" in instrument cluster
Bulletin Number: LI46.15-P-063353
Height adjustment of electric steering column adjustment does not operate
Bulletin Number: LI46.15-P-063353
Height adjustment of electric steering column adjustment sticks at top end stop
Bulletin Number: LI54.21-P-065146
Engine indicator lamp lights up and/or PreSafe, Blind Spot Assist and Distronic error messages in instrument cluster
Bulletin Number: LI54.65-P-068092
Warnings without obvious cause from front parking sensors in AMG vehicles
Bulletin Number: LI68 30-P-059216
B-pillar trim chafed through at height of seat belt outlet
Bulletin Number: LI82.10-P-063239
Headlamps fogged
Bulletin Number: LI82.95-P-060072
mbrace i-call may not complete
Bulletin Number: LI88 40-P-067915
High-frequency whistling noise when driving at high speeds
Bulletin Number: SC-2018050001
Apply preservation agent to front axle carrier

 

Recalls for 2018 Mercedes-Benz

2018 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA250
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates:11/03/2011 - 07/23/2017
Potential Units Affected:495290

Defect Description:

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic, 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic, 2013-2014 C63 AMG, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2013-2015 C350 4Matic Coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG, 2015 C400 4Matic, 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, 2017-2018 C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG Coupe, 2014 E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabriolet, E400 Hybrid, 2015-2017 E400 Coupe, E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, 2014-2017 E550 Coupe, E550 Cabriolet, B250e, 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec, 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic, 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic, 2012 E63 AMG, 2014-2015 E250 4Matic BlueTec, 2013-2016 E350 Wagon, 2017 GLC300d 4Matic, and 2018 GLC350e 4Matic. The driver's air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken.

Consequence:

If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.

Action:

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall began in December 6, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA250
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Manufacturer:Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates:01/10/2018 - 02/03/2018
Potential Units Affected:86

Defect Description:

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, and CLA45 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The Occupant Classification System (OCS) may not be properly calibrated, resulting in the front passenger air bag not being deactivated if a child seat is in the front seat.

Consequence:

If a child seat is in the front seat and the passenger air bag is not deactivated, in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Action:

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners October 2, 2018. A second notification will be sent when the repair is available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA45 AMG
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:495290

Defect Description:

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic, 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic, 2013-2014 C63 AMG, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2013-2015 C350 4Matic Coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG, 2015 C400 4Matic, 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, 2017-2018 C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG Coupe, 2014 E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabriolet, E400 Hybrid, 2015-2017 E400 Coupe, E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, 2014-2017 E550 Coupe, E550 Cabriolet, B250e, 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec, 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic, 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic, 2012 E63 AMG, 2014-2015 E250 4Matic BlueTec, 2013-2016 E350 Wagon, 2017 GLC300d 4Matic, and 2018 GLC350e 4Matic. The driver's air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken.

Consequence:

If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.

Action:

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall began in December 6, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA45 AMG
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Manufacturer:Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates:01/10/2018 - 02/03/2018
Potential Units Affected:86

Defect Description:

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, and CLA45 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The Occupant Classification System (OCS) may not be properly calibrated, resulting in the front passenger air bag not being deactivated if a child seat is in the front seat.

Consequence:

If a child seat is in the front seat and the passenger air bag is not deactivated, in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Action:

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners October 2, 2018. A second notification will be sent when the repair is available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ GLA45
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:495290

Defect Description:

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic, 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic, 2013-2014 C63 AMG, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2013-2015 C350 4Matic Coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG, 2015 C400 4Matic, 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, 2017-2018 C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG Coupe, 2014 E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabriolet, E400 Hybrid, 2015-2017 E400 Coupe, E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, 2014-2017 E550 Coupe, E550 Cabriolet, B250e, 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec, 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic, 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic, 2012 E63 AMG, 2014-2015 E250 4Matic BlueTec, 2013-2016 E350 Wagon, 2017 GLC300d 4Matic, and 2018 GLC350e 4Matic. The driver's air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken.

Consequence:

If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.

Action:

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall began in December 6, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.