Own a Mercedes? You might need to bring it by our auto repair shop in Cincinnati for some mechanical work. Mercedes may very well owe you a recall!
Well, probably not, unless you won the Mercedes lottery. The recall only affects about 149 Mercedes. That’s the good news. The bad news, at least for Mercedes, is this recall is actually a little embarrassing.
It’s a coding issue that affects the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT.
The emergency call system communication module, named eCall, could be missing a critical wiring harness ground line that could cause the system to relay inaccurate vehicle location data.
“This may not sound that serious, but if there’s an accident and the driver is in trouble, this potential defect could give first responders the wrong location. Owners could also be made aware of this problem before any accident via an SOS message coming from the instrument cluster. When Mercedes first discovered the problem, it contacted the supplier who conducted its own investigation.”
The supplier discovered “installation of the ground line had not been implemented appropriately in its production and test processes. Logistics documents were then analyzed to determine the potentially affected vehicles.”
Are You Affected? Mercedes Will Let You Know
The supplier made the necessary fix as of October 23, 2019, but some finished examples managed to be shipped to dealerships. Owners of these 149 AMG GTs (coupes only) are now being notified and the voluntary recall campaign will begin on June 20, 2020.