This page contains essential links, such as: how to look up Recalls on your Mercedes-Benz, Technical Service Bulletins (TSB), and Vehicle History Reports. A link to report safety concerns to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is also included.
How to check for RECALLS
A recall is issued when the car manufacturer, in this case, Mercedes Benz or NHTSA, determines that a specific model of a Mercedes Benz has a safety defect or does not meet the federal safety standard. If there is a recall on your Mercedes-Benz, the manufacturer is responsible for replacing or repairing the defective item at no cost. If a recall is issued for a specific car model, the manufacturer must send you a letter to notify you. Recalls are mandatory; the dealer is required to repair your vehicle for free.
How to check for recalls on your Mercedes Benz?
Want to get notified if new recalls come out in the future?
Check for Technical Service Bulletins
A TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) is released when a known problem has been reported too frequently for a specific car model. The manufacturer can also issue a TSB to notify your local dealer of procedures, modifications required, or parts impacted by the TSB. The dealer only covers TSBs if the car is within the warranty period. If the car is outside of the warranty period, in most cases, you will have to pay for the repair. Sometimes, the dealer offers to complete the TSB repairs for free. They are not mandatory repairs like the recalls.
- Look up Service Bulletins for Mercedes-Benz (NHTSA).
- An alternative method to look up TSB (external link)
Check Vehicle History Report by VIN
If you are looking to check the history report of the car, such as accidents, salvage history, title records, and insurance records, and check the last reported mileage on your Mercedes-Benz, you may want to use a VIN report service. History reports on AutoCheck and CarFax run $19.99 and $39.99, respectively. The best deal on history reports is VinAudit.com at $4.99 per report.
File a Safety Complaint
You can file a complaint regarding any issue or problem you are experiencing with your Mercedes-Benz. If you report a problem, and so do a lot of other owners, then NHTSA may initiate an investigation. So if you do like to file one, please check it out.
Other related links.
- Child Safety Seat Recalls
- Motor Vehicle Equipment Recalls
- Look up Tire Recalls
- Vehicle Compliance Testing by FMVSS/NHTSA
(Vehicle testing to ensure compliance with Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Tests from 1994 to present.)
- Defective Investigations
(Search for current and past NHTSA investigations of vehicles, tires, and equipment.)