approximately 6,200 model-year 2018 mercedes-benz s450 sedans, and s560 sedans and coupes; model-year 2018 mercedes-amg s63 sedans, coupes and convertibles; and model-year 2018 mercedes-maybach s560 sedans
the problem: the hands-off detection system may malfunction, causing the active steering assist system to remain engaged despite the driver's hands not being on the steering wheel for a prolonged period of time, increasing the risk of crash.
the fix: dealers will update the software of the steering control unit for free.
what owners should do: mercedes-benz began mailing interim letters to owners feb. 14; a second letter will be mailed once remedy parts become available. owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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