SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Daimler Vans USA, Ltd. has agreed to recall certain model-year 2016-2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans to rectify an issue that might result in a brake fluid leak and subsequent reduced braking capability.
The affected 28,743 vehicles might have brake-fluid reservoirs which become detached from their mounting point, potentially causing the brake fluid to leak. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-066, “A deterioration of braking performance due to loss of brake fluid cannot be ruled out which could increase the risk of a crash.”
Should the leak occur, operators might become aware of it by illumination of a brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster and/or a gradual softening of brake pedal resistance.
The remedy requires inspection of the Metris vans at an authorized dealer by a technician to ensure proper mounting of the reservoir and, if necessary, make any adjustments.
No crashes or injuries were noted in the NHTSA report.
Metris dealers are scheduled to begin receiving notification of the recall March 21st and owners March 28th.