2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Reliability


$71,304 - $155,034

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reliability Ratings

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH Recall Date: 12/17/2017
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLS450, GLE63S 4Matic, GLS63 4Matic, S550e, S600, S63 AMG 4Matic, S65 AMG, S550, Mercedes-Maybach S600, Mercedes-Maybach S550 4Matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, GLE63S 4Matic Coupe, 2017-2018 GLS550 4Matic, S550 4Matic, 2018 S450, and S63 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The rear passenger door on the driver side may indicate that it is locked, when it may not be. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 8700
  • Consequence: If the door appears to be locked, the door may be unintentionally opened, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left rear door lock, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 02, 2017 to AUG 07, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2018010009
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V816000
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM Recall Date: 11/13/2017
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300, S65 AMG Coupe, S550, S65 AMG Cabriolet, S550 Cabriolet, S550e, S65 AMG, and Mercedes-Maybach S600 vehicles. A transistor within the power steering control unit may overheat resulting in the power steering system being disabled.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 72
  • Consequence: If the power steering assist is unexpectedly disabled, it may increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering rack, replace it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 28, 2016 to FEB 13, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2017120009
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V714000
SEAT BELTS:PRETENSIONER Recall Date: 04/10/2017
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe, C300 Coupe 4Matic, C43 AMG, C43 AMG Coupe, C43 AMG Cabrio, C63 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG, C63S AMG Coupe, C63S Cabrio, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, GLC43 AMG, S550, S550 4Matic, S550e, S600, S63 AMG 4Matic, S65, Mercedes-Maybach S550 4Matic, and Mercedes-Maybach S600 vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat seatbelt pretensioners that may not function properly in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 12743
  • Consequence: If the front seat seatbelt pretensioners do not function properly, the seat occupants may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat belts, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 25, 2016 to DEC 21, 2016
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V251000
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

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Warranty

Mercedes-Benz covers the 2017 S-Class with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 8/7/18

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