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2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGESRecall Date: 03/06/2009
  • Summary: MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 54 MY 2009 S-CLASS, W221 VEHICLES. DUE TO PART NUMBER LABEL OF THE DOOR LOCKS IT COULD BE THAT THE FRONT AND REAR PASSENGER SIDE DOOR LOCKS WERE INTERCHANGED DURING PRODUCTION. THE EXCHANGE OF A FRONT AND A REAR PASSENGER SIDE DOOR LOCK WOULD RESULT IN A PASSENGER SIDE DOOR THAT CANNOT BE OPENED BY MERELY PULLING ON THE INTERIOR HANDLE AND A REAR DOOR LOCK THAT CAN BE OPENED WITH A SIMPLE PULL OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE EVEN IF LOCKED.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 54
  • Consequence: THIS SITUATION COULD AFFECT THE SAFE EXITING OF A VEHICLE IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH OR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM INADVERTENT OPENING OF THE REAR DOOR.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL CHECK THE PART NUMBER ON ALL DOOR LOCKS AND REPLACE ANY INCORRECTLY INSTALLED DOOR LOCK FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
  • Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 09V081000

Reliability

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Warranty

Mercedes protects S-Class owners with a two-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Certain regularly scheduled maintenance during the first year is included in the purchase price. There is no separate powertrain warranty, but the warranty can be extended to as long as 84 months for an additional fee.  

Warranty information last updated: 4/15/10

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