NATIONAL NEWS

Mercedes tells owners of 292K vehicles to stop driving them

May 12, 2022, 2:33 PM
A view of signage on display as Sloane Stephens hosts a private Tennis clinic with Mercedes-Benz on...
A view of signage on display as Sloane Stephens hosts a private Tennis clinic with Mercedes-Benz on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

DETROIT (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them due to a problem that could cause the brakes to fail.

The German automaker is recalling the vehicles and says it will offer free towing so the owners can get them to a dealership for service. The recall covers certain ML, GL and R-Class vehicles from the 2006 through 2012 model years.

Mercedes says in documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that moisture can get into a brake booster housing and cause corrosion. That can cause a vacuum leak, which would decrease brake performance.

In rare cases, hard braking could cause mechanical damage to the booster, and it may not be possible to stop the vehicles with the brake pedal, Mercedes said in a statement Thursday. A foot-activated parking brake would still work.

The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries.

Dealers will remove a rubber sleeve and inspect the booster, replacing parts as needed. Owners will be notified by letter starting May 27.

If repairs can’t be done immediately, dealers will help find loaner cars for the owners, the company says in the statement.

Mercedes says owners can call (888) 548-8514 with questions.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

National News

FILE: This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...
MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer

Expert says monkeypox likely spread by sex at raves in Europe

A leading World Health Organization adviser says the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries is "a random event" that might be explained by sexual behavior at two recent raves in Europe.
13 hours ago
FILE: (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)...
KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid drought

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he may impose mandatory water restrictions if people don't start using less as a drought drags on.
13 hours ago
FILE PHOTO...
Associated Press

Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River

A partial skull that was discovered last summer by two kayakers in Minnesota will be returned to Native American officials after investigations determined it was about 8,000 years old.
13 hours ago
One person is dead and three others injured Monday after falling down a cliff in the Palos Verdes E...
Darleene Powells

1 killed, 3 hurt in 300-foot fall down cliff in Palos Verdes Estates

One person is dead and three others injured Monday after falling down a cliff in the Palos Verdes Estates area.
13 hours ago
An image from the encounter as recorded by the Lakeland McDonald's. (POLK COUNTY SHERIFF)...
Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Woman calls 911, throws ‘violent tantrum’ over McDonald’s order

Police arrested a woman after she "threw a violent tantrum" according to police, and enraged, walked behind the counter of a McDonald's, throwing items.
13 hours ago
President Joe Biden, left, speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishi...
Kevin Liptak, Donald Judd and Nectar Gan, CNN

Biden says US would respond ‘militarily’ if China attacked Taiwan

President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force, a warning that appeared to deviate from the deliberate ambiguity traditionally held by Washington.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Earth day 2022...
1-800-GOT-JUNK?

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
Make Money Online Easily...

4 Ways that You Can Make Money Online Easily in Just a Few Clicks

Here are 4 ways that you can make money online easily in no time at all! Some are as simple as just a few clicks away.
tips to winterize your home...
Bonneville Digital SLC

Tips to Winterize Your Home | The Top 5 Ways You Can Prepare for the Cold Utah Winter Ahead

Before the snow hits, here are the top 5 tips to winterize your home to prepare for the cold Utah winter this year.
Mercedes tells owners of 292K vehicles to stop driving them