Mercedes-Benz Recalls GLA, CLA for Caliper Issue

ATLANTA – Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC will recall certain model-year 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 and 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vehicles to correct a potential problem with a rear brake caliper.

The four vehicles within the recall population, produced between Dec. 16, 2019, and July 5, 2021, the fastener on one of the rear brake-caliper housing was not properly torqued during production.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-125, “an incorrectly torqued fastener might reduce the braking performance of the affected rear brake which could increase the risk of a crash. In addition, certain rear brake components may separate from the rear brake assembly and result in a road hazard which could increase the risk of a crash for the following traffic or other road users.”

Owners will be requested to go to a franchised Mercedes-Benz dealer where a technician will check the fastener torque on the potentially affected rear brake caliper housings on the affected vehicles, and if necessary, torque them according to specification.

Dealers were scheduled to be notified last week by the company, while owners are scheduled for notification by May 3rd.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

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