Fortunately, the recall is minor and only affects 12,799 vehicles. The problem spans various 2020 GLE and GLS fairings, including the GLE 350, GLE 580, and GLS 580 fairings. Owners have been notified to go to their nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, where skilled technicians will lay the floor for the illuminated badge to avoid future problems. The work is carried out free of charge for the owners. Mercedes-Benz will be shipping by post from December.
According to JD Power, the 2020 GLE 350 has an average reliability value, while the GLS received a “good” rating. The news follows news that Rolls-Royce had to stop selling its illuminated statue of the Spirit of Ecstasy due to new EU rules on light pollution.