Fleet News

High-mileage fault sparks recall on hi-tech brakes

MERCEDES-Benz is recalling cars fitted with its hi-tech brake system as a precaution following the discovery of faults on high-mileage vehicles.

The problem affects cars fitted with Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC), and includes E-class saloons built from March 2002, E-class estates built from March 2003 and SL roadsters built from October 2001.

It seems to affect vehicles covering high mileage and with frequent braking, such as taxis.

But irrespective of mileage and the servicing regime, new E-class and SL drivers will be asked to visit an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop for a free check.

  • Subscribe to Fleet News.
  • Get the news delivered to your desktop
  • Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

    Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

    Login to comment

    Comments

    No comments have been made yet.

    Compare costs of your company cars

    Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

    What is your BIK car tax liability?

    The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee