At Mercedes, vehicle keys are scarce. Various compact and SUV are delivered with only one key, the second should follow "later". The reasons are unclear.
According to the website mbassion.de, Mercedes-Benz is delivering vehicles from various series without a second key due to a bottleneck. "All compact models as well as the GLE model and GLS are affected," according to the portal. A reason for the bottleneck is not given.,
A-Class and GLE with one key
Specifically, the following series would be delivered with only one vehicle key: The compact models A-Class, CLA, GLA, GLB, EQA and EQB of the 177 series , 118, W/H/X 247, H/X 243 and large SUVs from the GLE, GLE Coupé and GLS series (167 series).
Customers who only received a key to their car would be informed in writing in advance. The second key would be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022, the portal continued. The idea of not being able to lose the key to the new car under any circumstances could cause some buyers to feel anxious.
A statement from Mercedes on a request from auto-motor-und-sport.de is still pending.
Mercedes is currently delivering models from the compact series and large SUVs with just one key. The second key will be delivered later. One can only speculate about the reasons for the bottleneck.