2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz M Class Backup Camera Issues

The M Class SUV is a midsize sport utility produced by Mercedes-Benz, a company often praised for their superiority in German engineering. The Mercedes-Benz M Class was name ‘Best In Class’ in 2006 and has received several other awards for performance and safety. Even though Mercedes has several safety monitoring systems in place on all SUV, some M Class owners report frequent issues with these systems.

Most often, the issues these Mercedes drivers report problems with their backup cameras. While, the vehicle is in reverse, the backup camera screen will go black with no warning. The problem is intermittent, and usually starts out as just a single occurrence which will happen more frequently over time. The black screen may last for only a few seconds or it may not revert until the vehicle is returned to park. This an obvious safety issue for drivers that are solely relying on the backup cameras to avoid collisions with short objects or children!

The underlying cause of this issue could be a number of problems. Mercedes-Benz is aware that they have an ongoing problem with connections for the video feed that runs from the back of M Class SUV’s and there is a repair kit specifically for this issue. Other times, a simple reset of the onboard computer solves the issue.

Because the root cause of the issue is difficult to isolate, we recommend taking your Mercedes-Benz M Class SUV to your nearby German auto import specialist if you are experiencing this issue. Their expertise will allow them to accurately diagnosis the source of the problem and make the correct repair to ensure your safety and the safety of others while operating your Mercedes-Benz.

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