Daimler Vans USA LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. These vans were to be equipped with the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) feature, however, the installed instrument cluster and steering wheel does not support the function, and thus, the BSM system does not work on the vehicle.
If a vehicle is in the driver’s blind spot, but the BSM system does not warn the driver, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct instrument cluster and steering wheel to enable the BSM function, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-17V148-2833
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-17V148-5510
Report Receipt Date: MAR 07, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V148000
Component(s): LANE DEPARTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 72
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- MERCEDES BENZ METRIS 2016-2017