Washington, D.C., United States – Recalls are never a fun thing, but good to know for discerning collision repairers. The NHTSA has marked certain Mercedes-Benz and Toyota vehicles for recalls due to faulty cameras.
A software error has resulted in several Mercedes-Benz vehicles being recalled. Namely, the 2022 AMG EQS53, EQS580, EQS450, 2021 S500, S580, and Maybach S580 vehicles. The NHTSA confirms that inoperative rear view camera displays reduce the driver’s rearview, increasing the risk of a collision.
Similarly, a camera that displays the wrong image entirely can be more dangerous than an inoperative one, especially when it’s dark or after a hard day of work. Toyota is recalling 2022 Tundra and Tundra Hybrid vehicles equipped with Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) systems, whose user interface may display the front camera image rather than the rear camera image when the vehicle is reversing. Approximately 2,075 vehicles in Canada are involved in this recall; Canadian owners will be notified by mid-August 2022.
Both Mercedes-Benz and Toyota are offering free software updates to fix these issues, which can be accessed from their respective OEM dealers. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372, or Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.