MBUSA Recalls G-Class for ABS/ESP Issues

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC has agreed to recall certain model-year 2019-2021 G-Class sport-utility vehicles which might develop issues with the anti-lock braking (ABS) and electronic-stability program (ESP).

The 26,116 Mercedes-Benz G550 and Mercedes-Benz G63 four-door SUVs within the recall population, manufactured between June 22, 2018 and Dec. 23, 2021, might have their front-axle wiring harness come in contact with an auxiliary oil cooler.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-097, this manufacturing defect could possibly damage the wiring harness over time. “As a result, impairment of ABS and ESP functionality cannot be ruled out, which could potentially increase the risk of a crash,” the report indicated.

Luckily, if the damage does occur, the drive will most likely be warned through an indicator lamp or warning message in the instrument cluster.

MBUSA told NHTSA of 12 warranty claims for this condition but did not report any accidents or injuries related to it.

The remedy begins with inspection by a franchised MBUSA dealership’s technician followed by, if necessary, installation of a protective sleeve if the wiring harness is not replaced.

Dealers were scheduled to be notified of the recall last week, while owners are scheduled to be notified by April 18th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.