Mercedes-Benz is recalling 7,810 units of the EQE and EQS electric models worldwide due to faulty towing device threads, with 1,746 vehicles affected in Germany.
It's not a profound recall for Mercedes, but it's an annoying one nonetheless. According to the entry in the KBA recall data bak, it's about a possibly faulty thread on the towing devices. During the workshop visit, the towing devices will be "checked and reworked if necessary." There are no known incidents involving property damage and/or personal injury.
As "Auto, Motor und Sport" writes, in the case of affected vehicles the "required screw depth of the towing eye in the thread of the towing device may not be achieved". If this is the case, loosening of the screw connection cannot be ruled out.
The faulty threads are not the first recall for the EQE and EQS, both of which are based on a completely new electric platform. Mercedes-Benz had previously recalled 341 EQEs worldwide due to steering problems, 130 of which were in Germany. There had also already been a recall for the EQS due to a possible fire hazard caused by incorrectly screwed ground connections, albeit a very small campaign and only in the U.S. Earlier this year, the EQS was also already part of a recall due to faulty charging cables.