GLE 450e PHEV Recalled for Increased Braking Force

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2024 GLE 450e Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles due to a software error in the electronic stability program (ESP). This error may cause the force required to stop the vehicle to increase, potentially requiring a longer stopping distance.

Affected Vehicles:

  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450e Plug-in Hybrid
  • Production Dates: January 6, 2023 – October 27, 2023
  • Approximately 2,770 vehicles affected

Safety Risk:

The increased braking force required to stop the vehicle may result in extended stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash.


MBUSA will update the ESP control unit software free of charge at authorized dealerships. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by January 30, 2024.

What to do:

If you own a 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450e Plug-in Hybrid, please contact your local MBUSA dealer to schedule a service appointment to have the ESP control unit software updated.

Additional Information:

  • Owners may also contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
  • You can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to


  • February 2022: MBUSA receives initial field reports alleging braking issues in certain GLE vehicles outside the US.
  • April 2023: MBUSA completes extensive investigations but is unable to identify a failure mechanism.
  • September-October 2023: MBUSA identifies potentially affected vehicles and updates ESP software in vehicles still under their control.
  • November 24, 2023: MBUSA determines a potential safety risk and initiates a recall.
  • December 8, 2023: MBUSA notifies dealers of the recall.
  • January 30, 2024: MBUSA notifies owners of the recall.

This recall is ongoing. We will update this article as new information becomes available.

Please note that this article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for official recall information.


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