Approximately 5,700 model-year 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 sedans, and S560 coupes and sedans; model-year 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 coupes, sedans, and cabriolets; and model-year 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 sedans are being recalled due to a possible malfunction with the steering boot installation. The Active Steering Assist system may remain engaged despite the driver’s hands not being on the steering wheel for a prolonged period of time, increasing the risk of a crash. All warnings, including the ability of the system to bring the vehicle to a complete stop, might not be triggered as intended.

Mercedes-Benz began mailing interim letters to owners on Feb. 14. A second letter will be mailed once remedy parts become available.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the vehicles and correct the steering boot installation, if necessary.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.