Mercedes-Benz recalls right-hand drive vehicles for software update

STUTTGART: Mercedes-Benz has recalled around 529,000 right-hand drive vehicles worldwide to address a steering software issue, according to a spokesman.

A recall notice was published in a database from Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) regulator on Friday, and was confirmed to dpa by the Mercedes-Benz spokesman.

The recall includes the A-Class, B-Class, CLA, EQA, EQB, GLA and GLB models built between 2017 and 2024. According to the KBA, only 22 vehicles in Germany are likely affected by the recall.

Drivers in Germany, like the rest of continental Europe, almost exclusively use left-hand drive vehicles. Right-hand drive vehicles are preferred in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and some other countries.

The cause of the recall is the steering software, which may not meet the necessary specifications in the vehicles, the company spokesman said.
In a particular and extremely rare case, a loss of steering capability cannot be ruled out, the spokesman said.

As a precautionary measure, the electric steering software of the affected vehicles will be updated.

The planned visit to the workshop will take around 30 minutes. Trade media had previously reported on the recall.
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