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Benz’s light-up badges recalled because they could kill power steering

Benz’s light-up badges recalled because they could kill power steering
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Mercedes-Benz is recalling new SUVs with its illuminated tri-star grille badge option because the feature’s wiring could cause connected systems in the power steering, headlights, and wipers to fail.

In the U.S., about 12,799 examples of the 2020-model-year GLE and GLS sport-utilities are affected, specifically the GLE350, GLE450, GLE580, GLS450, and GLS 580 if equipped with the option.

On affected vehicles, the ground for the light-up badge – shared with the above-mentioned systems – may have been installed incorrectly. That bad ground could then lead to a sudden loss of power steering, to the wiper motors failing, or to the headlights malfunctioning. The automaker has received no reports of accidents connected to the issue so far, however.

Dealers will fix the issue free of charge, and affected owners will be notified in December.

Earlier this month, — not because of any malfunction, but because the European Union deemed the feature a contributor to light pollution in the continent.
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