Mercedes-Benz is recalling its M-Class vehicles due to an issue with the cruise control that could result in car accidents, according to news reports.
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz said it is recalling 136,750 M-Class and M-Class AMG vehicles nationwide. The recall affects model years 1999 to 2004, according to U.S. federal safety regulators. “The recall covers model year 2000-2002 M-Class and 2000-2004 M-Class AMG vehicles,” according to news reports.
The issue stems from an issue with a cruise control in the M-Class models, according to news reports. When drivers apply the brakes to disengage the cruise control, it may not turn off the cruise, increasing the likelihood of car accidents, according to news reports. While there are ways to disengage the cruise control, including “cruise control stalk” or pumping the brakes, Mercedes is still recalling the vehicles to get the issue fixed.
So far, no injuries or car accidents have been reported in connection with this recall, however, several vehicle owners have complained about the cruise control issue.
As a Seattle car accident attorney, I urge owners of these recalled vehicle to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Mercedes said repairs will be made at dealerships beginning in September, according to a filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.