In the USA, a number of Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles from the 2018 model year are being recalled for safety reasons. The busbars in the pre-fuse box in the trunk were identified as a potential risk in the vehicles.
According to Consumer fairs the S-Class electrical busbars may not be properly secured. The faulty setup has a tendency to result in higher electrical resistance in the cars. Doing so could cause a fire in the car.
In addition, the intermittent contact of the electrical busbars could disable the key functions of the vehicles. The problematic components could interfere with engine operation, disable the functions of the adjusted belt and render the instrument cluster inoperable. Therefore, the defective parts could increase the risk of accidents for the cars and injuries to their occupants, even in the event of a collision.
The affected units were the Mercedes-Benz S450, the S450 4MATIC, the S560, the S560 4MATIC and the S560 Coupé 4MATIC. The owners of the Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S560 4MATIC vehicles were also affected by the recall. The source claimed there are 1,701 S-Class units in the U.S. that need to be recalled
The recall from Mercedes-Benz USA for the S-Class is expected to begin on August 15, 2018. The company will notify the affected owners and the dealers will be responsible for inspecting and replacing the faulty pre-fuse box and its parts. The exchange and service from Mercedes for the recalled S-Class is free of charge. Affected parties can also call the hotline 1-800-367-6372 for more information on this matter.