Mercedes Rear Camera recalls 140,000 recent models due to grounding issues

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 140,000 recent cars and SUVs for two separate issues. A campaign fixes an error that may prevent the rearview camera from working properly; Another potential loose ground wire targets that could lead to more significant complications.

Rearview Camera Recall 126,443 CLA-Class, GLE / GLS-Class, A-Class, C-Class, E-Class, E-Class Coupe / Convertible, GLA / GLB-Class, GLC-Class, CLS-Class and 2020-2021 EQC-class model built for model year. In certain situations, the rearview camera image may fail to appear, instead a black screen or previous view and a message indicating that the rearview camera system is invalid.

Mercedes says this is a software issue, and it only appears on vehicles made with computer modules from certain suppliers, so not all models listed above will be affected. If your car is made with problematic material, keep an eye out for a Mercedes-Benz mailer.

The second problem is more serious, at least on paper. Mercedes-Benz said some 2020-2022 GLE450, GLS450, 2021-2022 AMG GLE53, 2020-2021 GLE580, GLS580, 2021 AMG GLE63, Maybach GLS600 and AMG connected to the ground seat with a passenger GLS638 factory.

“Due to the combination of high electric currents flowing through this connection, the temperature in this area can rise,” Mercedes-Benz said in its error report. “As a result, the risk of fire cannot be ruled out.”

Again, not all models listed above will be subject to this revocation. Some were sent with a properly torched ground connection. Keep an eye out for Mercedes-Benz notifications sometime before June 7, 2022.

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