Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Recalled For Stalling Risk Linked To Faulty Tesla-Supplied Software
The dreaded loss of power issue now affects the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive too.
Mercedes has announced that it’s recalling 2,618 2014-2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive vehicles due to the risk of stalling:
“Due to a communication error within the electric-drive system, the electric powertrain unit may shut down, temporarily immobilizing the vehicle and resulting in a loss of propulsion power. A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.”
The affected B-Class Electric Drives were built between November 21, 2013 and May 26, 2015.
Any of the affected cars that are on dealer lots cannot be sold as Mercedes has issued a stop-sale order on those cars.
To fix the problem, M-B dealers will update the vehicle’s software free of charge. The recall will begin in December.
Tesla Motors is listed as the supplier of the faulty part/software. A similar Tesla-related issue led to the recall of all Toyota RAV4 EVs ever built.