2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reliability


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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reliability Ratings

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalls

There have been 7 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES Recall Date: 07/30/2020
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 C300, C300 Coupe, CLS450, E450 Coupe and S450, 2017-2019 E300, 2018 E400 Coupe, E400 Stationwagon, and 2018-2019 S560 vehicles that have previously had the instrument cluster replaced. The software in the replaced instrument cluster may cause the seat belt warning system to not operate properly, only displaying a solid warning light if either the driver or passenger seat belt is unfastened, instead of a blinking light with an audible tone.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 56
  • Consequence: Without the audible tone and blinking warning light to remind the front seat occupants that their seat belts are not buckled, they may forget to buckle their seat belt, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall began September 8, 2020. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2020080015.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2020080015
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V449000
ENGINE Recall Date: 03/19/2020
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 S560 and Maybach S560 vehicles equipped with 4.0L 8-cylinder gasoline-engines. Two engine oil plugs may not withstand high engine loads while driving, possibly resulting in an engine oil leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 9791
  • Consequence: An engine oil leak can spill on to the road and cause slippery road conditions. Additionally, if the engine runs out of oil it can cause an engine stall while driving. Either of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the engine oil plugs by adding a retaining plate, free of charge. The recall began August 11, 2020. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2020060018.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2020060018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V173000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE Recall Date: 11/14/2019
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 S560, S560 Cabriolet, and S560 4MATIC vehicles equipped with 8-cylinder gasoline engines. The threaded connection between the camshaft idler gear and the crankcase may be improperly tightened, possibly causing the idler gear to detach from the crankcase.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 6
  • Consequence: A detached idler gear can damage the engine, resulting in a stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine, free of charge. The recall began February 21, 2020. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2020020013.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 22, 2018 to MAY 15, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2020020013
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V821000
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS Recall Date: 08/08/2019
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling a 2019 S450 vehicle. The A, B, and C pillar covers may have been improperly installed, possibly affecting the deployment of the side curtain air bags and allowing the covers to detach in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1
  • Consequence: If a side curtain air bag does not deploy as intended, or the pillar covers detach during a crash, there is an increased risk of injury.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify the owner, and a dealer will inspect the pillar covers, reinstalling them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began September 13, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2019080006.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 21, 2018 to AUG 21, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2019080006
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V584000
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: SENSING SYSTEM: RADAR Recall Date: 07/18/2019
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 C300 Cabrio, C300A Cabrio 4MATIC, C300 Coupe, C300 Coupe 4MATIC, C300, C300 4MATIC, C43 AMG Cabrio 4MATIC, C43 AMG Coupe 4MATIC, C43 AMG 4MATIC, C63 AMG Cabrio, C63S AMG Cabrio, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C63 AMG, C63S AMG, CLS450, CLS450 4MATIC, CLS53 AMG 4MATIC, E300, E300 4MATIC, E450 Cabrio, E450 Cabrio 4MATIC, E450 Coupe, E450 Coupe 4MATIC, E450 Wagon 4MATIC, E450 4MATIC, E53 AMG Cabrio 4MATIC, E53 AMG Coupe 4MATIC, E53 AMG 4MATIC, E63S AMG 4MATIC, E63S AMG Wagon 4MATIC, S450, S450 4MATIC, S560 Cabrio, S560 Coupe 4MATIC, S560, S560 4MATIC, S560 4MATIC Maybach, S63 AMG Cabrio 4MATIC, S63 AMG Coupe 4MATIC, S63 AMG 4MATIC, S65 AMG Cabrio, S65 AMG, and AMG GT53 Coupe 4MATIC vehicles, and 2020 GLC300 Coupe 4MATIC, GLE350 4MATIC, and GLE450 4MATIC vehicles equipped with the Driver Assistance Package. A software error in the radar sensor control unit may impair the functionality of the Active Brake Assist.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1957
  • Consequence: An impaired Active Brake Assist may not automatically apply partial or full braking as expected, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the radar sensor control unit software, free of charge. The recall began September 13, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2019080008.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 18, 2018 to JUL 02, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2019080008
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V540000
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM Recall Date: 12/18/2018
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (Mercedes) is recalling certain 2018 S450 4MATIC, S560 4MATIC Coupe, S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, Maybach S560 4MATIC, S560 4MATIC, S63 AMG and S63 AMG 4MATIC Cabrio vehicles. The Hands-off-Detection system may malfunction, causing the Active Steering Assist system to remain engaged despite the driver's hands not being on the steering wheel for a prolonged period of time.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 6200
  • Consequence: If the system remains active despite the driver not having their hands on the wheel, the driver's inattention may increase the risk of crash.
  • Remedy: Mercedes has notified owners, and dealers will update the software of the steering control unit, free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2019. Owners may contact Mercedes customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2019040024.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 06, 2017 to AUG 02, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2019040024
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V910000
SEAT BELTS Recall Date: 11/26/2018
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C300 Cabriolet, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG Coupe, E450 Coupe, E53 AMG Cabriolet, S450, S560, E450 Cabriolet, E450 4Matic Cabriolet, E450 4Matic Coupe, E53 AMG Coupe, S450 4Matic, S560 4Matic, S63 AMG and S65 AMG vehicles and Mercedes-Mayback S650 and S560 4 Matic vehicles. A correctly fastened seatbelt may be inaccurately detected as being unfastened, preventing the seat belt pre-tensioners from activating in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 4969
  • Consequence: If the seat belt tensioning does not activate in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt buckles, free of charge. The recall began March 18, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2019020012.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 19, 2018 to OCT 25, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 2019020012
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V839000

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Warranty

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

Warranty information last updated: 6/23/20

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