Automotive News: New Electric Brakes Recalled - ouch!

Recall another blow to Mercedes image
Bosch abandons E150 million by-wire braking technology
The global recall of 680,000 Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with a
brake-by-wire system once touted as revolutionary will cost the automaker E25 million. But the damage to the Mercedes brand image as a technology leader could be far more lasting.
Reported by Automotive News
This must involve the electric brakes on the new E-Class.
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Ouch, what does the recall involve, replacing the system with a traditional hydraulic setup ?

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"T.G. Lambach" wrote:

Yes, it includes all E-Classes with the SBC-brakes.
Juergen
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What do they have to do with the electrical brakes? Put in grounded shoes? Or do they have a problem electrocuting the drivers? Wait ----- maybe it is just the critical drivers who are supposed to be electrocuted, but some of the "just lovin it" drivers are getting shocked to death too, hence the recall. At any rate, there is only one word to summarize this recall ----
SHOCKING !!!!!
mcbrue groundwiredly under the bridge in the trailer down by the river
96 S420
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Mercedes, the Luxury car division of DaimlerChrysler (DCX), has announced that it is recalling some 680,000 cars worldwide, 225,000 of them in Germany, due to a possible fault in the vehicles, braking systems. The models affected are E-Class cars built after March 2002, SL-Class sports cars built after October 2001 and T-models built after March 2003. The company explained that in recent tests on these models it discovered that the vehicle's Sensotronic Brake Control system was faulty in 2 out of 1,000 cars. Significance: Mercedes is the profit driver of DCX and although recalls have a minor impact on companies' profitability, they certainly damage brand awareness and customer loyalty. Mercedes has been affected by more quality problems in recent times, which is a bad sign for a carmaker that made it to the top of the luxury car market thanks to its product quality reputation.
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LOS ANGELES (CBS.MW) - DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz unit recalled some of its passenger cars due to potential problems with a brake system and its Chrysler unit recalled some Dodge trucks and sport utility vehicles due to suspected problems with the windshield wipers.
A spokesperson for DaimlerChrysler (DCX) said Mercedes-Benz voluntarily recalled its some 680,000 of its E- and SL-class cars worldwide to check the vehicles' Sensotronic Brake Control system.
The potential brake problem affects "certain vehicles that are used above and beyond normal daily use" such as taxis, the spokesperson said, adding that the recall applies to E-class cars built since March 2002 and SL-class cars built since October 2001.
Chrysler's voluntary recall of about 353,000 of its 2002-2004 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks and its 2002-2003 Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles is necessary to correct a potential problem with the windshield wiper module, he said.
The spokesperson declined to comment on costs related to the recall.
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