2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Reliability


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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reliability Ratings

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalls

There have been 6 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE Recall Date: 03/13/2017
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and GLE300d 4Matic vehicles, 2013 C250, E350 BlueTec and G63 AMG vehicles, 2008-2014 C300 vehicles, 2013-2014 C300 4Matic and ML350 4Matic vehicles, 2009 C350 vehicles, 2014 CLS550, E350 4Matic, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Wagon 4Matic, GLK350 and SL550 vehicles, 2012 CLS550 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2016 E350 vehicles, 2016-2017 GL450 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2014 ML350 4Matic BlueTec vehicles, 2015 S550, S550 4Matic and C300 4Matic Sedan vehicles, 2015-2016 C300 Sedan vehicles, and 2017 SL63 AMG vehicles. Various control units on these vehicles may have been updated with incorrect software, potentially affecting the correct deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 51
  • Consequence: If the air bags do not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update software in the affected control units, free of charge. The recall began April 21, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 31, 2007 to DEC 31, 2016
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V177000
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM Recall Date: 12/13/2016
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 SL550, 2013-2014 SL63 AMG, 2014-2016 E350, 2014 E350 Cabriolet, E350 Coupe, 2014-2015 S550, 2015 E350 Bluetec, 2015-2016 E400, 2016 E550 Coupe, and Maybach S600 vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to August 14, 2015. The affected vehicles use an electric power steering system that may have improperly soldered contacts inside the control unit, potentially resulting in the power steering system deactivating while driving.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 70
  • Consequence: If the control unit pins lose connection, there would be a loss of electric power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. The increase in pin contact resistance can also increase the risk of a fire, even while the vehicle is parked and ignition is off.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric power steering control unit, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 22, 2012 to AUG 13, 2015
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V899000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Recall Date: 11/23/2015
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 S550 Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 24, 2015, to June 12, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a high voltage onboard charger that may not have been built to specification, and as a result, the charging function for an external charging cable might not function and the onboard charger may incorrectly detect a charging cable, even while the vehicle is being driven.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 52
  • Consequence: If the charging cable is incorrectly detected and the vehicle is stopped or moving at a very slow speed, the vehicle may unexpectedly shift to park, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the onboard charger, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 23, 2015 to JUN 11, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2015120002
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V796000
SEAT BELTS:FRONT Recall Date: 10/13/2015
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 S550 4Matic Coupe, AMG S63 4Matic Coupe, and AMG S65 vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to April 2, 2015. In the affected vehicles, left-side front seat belts may have been installed on the right-side and vice versa. As a result, the installation angle may be incorrect, affecting the seat belt locking behavior. Additionally, the child seat restraint function for the passenger seat would not be available. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and FMVSS number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2580
  • Consequence: If the seat belt is installed improperly, it may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of the seat belts, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 30, 2015. MBUSA's recall number is 2015100002. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 26, 2014 to APR 01, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2015100002
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V657000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY Recall Date: 10/13/2015
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (Mercedes-Benz) is recalling certain model year 2014 S63 AMG sedans and 2015-2016 S63 AMG 4Matic sedans and coupes manufactured May 14, 2013, to September 18, 2015. In the affected vehicles, due to a software error within the engine control unit, the vehicle may stall when coasting to a stop, such as at a traffic light.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3177
  • Consequence: The vehicle stall may be interpreted by the driver to be a planned shut-down as part of the ECO-Start-function. However, the engine will not restart automatically after releasing the brake pedal, immobilizing the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control unit software, free of charge. The recall BEGAN ON DECEMBER 2, 2015. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372. Mercedes-Benz's number for this recall is 2015100003.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 13, 2013 to SEP 17, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2015100003
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V652000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY Recall Date: 10/12/2015
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 S550 Hybrid vehicles manufactured May 13, 2013 to April 22, 2015. In the affected vehicles, after driving in electric mode, the fuel pump output may be insufficient to restart the gasoline engine and the vehicle will stall.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 4
  • Consequence: A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the fuel system control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2015. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 12, 2013 to APR 21, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2015100004
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V647000

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Warranty

Mercedes-Benz covers the 2015 S-Class with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 7/11/19

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