2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled | CarAdvice


Over 900 luxury SUVs could have leaking air-conditioning systems that could cause electrical faults.

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the new-generation 2019 GLE SUV over concerns the air-conditioner could leak condensation into the vehicle’s cabin.

“The air conditioning systems drain hoses may not have been installed correctly, and may result in condensation leaking into the vehicle’s interior,” the company says.

If the condition occurs, Mercedes-Benz says condensation could cause several ‘electrical function errors’, including failure of the automatic emergency call (eCall), failure of the locking system, engine start failure, an electrical short circuit, or failure of the engine-limp-home mode.

Additionally, the risk of a short circuit could pose a fire hazard, posing an increased risk of accident and/or injury to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users.

There’s a total of 911 units affected by this recall, sold from 1 February 2019 through 9 August 2019 – a VIN list is available here.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled | CarAdvice