2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Reliability


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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reliability Ratings

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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

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
SEAT BELTS Recall Date: 11/15/2016
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S63 AMG Coupe, S65 AMG Coupe, S550 Coupe 4Matic, S63 AMG 4Matic Convertible, and S550 Convertible vehicles manufactured June 29, 2015, to March 15, 2016. The seat belt extenders on the affected vehicles may not retract as intended and may potentially break the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 672
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, if the seat belt extender does not retract and/or the extender breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-December 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 28, 2015 to MAR 14, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2016110006
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V829000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Date: 10/19/2016
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S550 Coupe 4MATIC, S63 AMG Coupe 4MATIC, S65 AMG Coupe and S63 AMG Convertible 4Matic vehicles manufactured September 3, 2015, to February 4, 2016. The low beam headlights on the affected vehicles may not be properly adjusted. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 996
  • Consequence: If the low-beam headlights are out of adjustment, the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the headlight adjustment, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 02, 2015 to FEB 03, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2016100004
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V760000

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/13/19

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