2022 Mercedes Benz EQS Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Forward collision avoidance & structural issues are among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is an electric vehicle that has garnered a lot of attention. The automaker says this EV will “make every day a fresh start for your own future.” However, customers are going as far as canceling orders because of defective forward collision avoidance and structural issues. .

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
Service Brakes
Electrical System
Forward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
Unknown Or Other
Vehicle Speed Control

Forward Collision Avoidance Problems

Today’s safety systems are made to protect occupants from danger on the road, but what happens when the system itself is causing danger?

That’s what is seen in this NHTSA complaint. “I was traveling at 75 mph along the freeway on a clear day around 2pm when all of a sudden the car’s autonomous emergency braking system fully engaged and brought the car to a dead stop. there were no obstacles or impediments in front of the car or near the car at the time. It was terrifying and could have resulted in me seriously injured or killed if there had been any vehicles traveling behind me. This had happened twice previously with the car but in less dangerous conditions and at lower speeds, but this time it was much worse. It has caused me a lot of ongoing anxiety and mental anguish and I feel very emotionally distraught by the incident. This is a brand new Mercedes EQS vehicle that I have only had a few weeks.”

The electrical system in the EQS is clearly struggling to do good. NHTSA Campaign Number 21V00J000 states that the emergency call system is disabled so occupants can’t get help after an accident. Also, NHTSA Campaign Number 21V931000 states that affected vehicles have an infotainment system that plays the television or internet while driving. This distraction can lead to an accident, keeping occupants from having any “future,” let alone a “fresh start.”

Structural Issues

Considering the price of this luxury car, every little detail should be scrutinized to ensure satisfaction, yet customers aren’t happy.

Here’s one complaint left on the MB World Forum. “Unfortunately, I am going to have to cancel my order for this $130,000 car as the EQS 580 is so low in the front that I can’t even pull it into my garage. There is no elevation option as there is in my current 2015 S550.”

It’s hard to trust any automaker that can’t even get the alarm system working properly. Service Bulletin #LI2700P073124 states that the car alarm goes off for no reason. How annoying could that become? Maybe it’s time to agree on the “fresh start,” except it might be best if customers just chose a different brand to have that start with.

What to do if your 2021 Mercedes Benz EQS is a Lemon? Your Lemon Rights

However, minor you might think your problems are, if your Mercedes Benz EQS has problems that make you think it’s a lemon, do something about it.

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Brian Jones

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Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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  • Jasper G

    My EQS 580 4matic slams on brakes with nothing in front of me .Now the avoidance braking does’t appear to be working at all. Also the battery range at 100 percent has consistently gone down. I am now at 265 miles on a 100 percent charge .

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