Mercedes-Benz Recalls Small Cars and SUVs Due to Front-Axle Corrosion Risk
Certain A-Class and GLB-Class models are involved in this action
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 38,312 small cars and SUVs because a carrier for the front axle may corrode, causing it to fail, affecting steering ability and thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
The automaker reports that there have not been any customer complaints.
Owners will be notified of this recall in mid-February 2022.
- 2019 to 2020 A220
- 2020 GLB250
- 2021 AMG GLB35
The problem: The integral carrier that supports the front axle may corrode, causing it to fail.
The fix: Dealers will inspect the integral carrier, and replace it if necessary, free of charge.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz USA customer service at 800-367-6372.
NHTSA campaign number: 21V-990
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