Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 8,675 sport utility vehicles because the all-season floor mats may trap the accelerator pedals. The SUV models are Mercedes-Benz ML350, ML550, and ML63 model years 2012 through 2013.
The SUVs floor mats may not fully conform to the contour of the vehicle’s floor as intended. If that occurs, the gas pedal may not retract after the driver stops applying pressure, possibly a crash risk.
Until replacements are available, Mercedes is advising ML-Class owners to remove the floor mats. The recall does not include the regular floor mats that come standard with each ML-Class vehicle.
Mercedes is asking consumers to stop using the all-weather floor mats immediately. For additional information, owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-201-573-0350.
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