Mercedes-Benz said it is recalling 404 units of 11 different models due to a software problem that results in a problem with fuel level gauges and the speedometer. The recall includes two 2009 models – the SL-Class and the SLK-Class.
Mercedes-Benz said that the software calibration number coding ‘can affect a number of vehicle safety and emission functions.’ In English that basically means your fuel-gauge readings and speedometer readings may not display correctly – so you’ll never know when you’re about to run out of gas or you might think you’re going 65mph when you’re really doing 95mph.
The recall involves the 2006-2008 M-Class and R-Class; 2005-2009 SLK; the 2005-2008 C-Class; the 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 CLK-Class; the 2003-2008 E-Class; 2004 and 2008 CL-Class; the 2008 CLS-Class; 2004 and 2007-2008 S-Class; the 2003 G-Class and the 2003-2004, 2006 and 2009 SL-Class.
If you’re having issues give Mercedes-Benz a call at (800) 367-6372.