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Mercedes-Benz Recall 2019040024: Active Driving System May Not Detect Hands Off

2018 Mercedes-Benz S450

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.

Lane Departure — Lane Keep — Steering Assist
Lane Departure — Lane Keep — Automatic Steering|Steering — Electric Power Assist System

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.
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.
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Date Announced
DEC 19, 2018
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