The year of 2020 started with a real bang, at least in the automobile industry. Mercedes-Benz just launched a recall impacting 750,000 vehicles. According to the firm, the sunroofs could potentially detach and fly off, exposing motorists and other vehicles to extreme hazard.
The recall campaign, which impacts vehicles manufactured between 2001 and 2011, affects the C-Class, CLK-Class, and the CLS-Class models.
The problem lies with the bonding material the automaker used to secure the sunroofs. Because the product can deteriorate and result in the sunroof’s detachment, occupants as well as nearby cars can be exposed to risks. To prevent accidents, car owners must get their cars fixed as quickly as possible
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is alerting impacted car owners that Mercedes-Benz will mail them a recall notice after February 14.
At authorized dealerships, sunroofs will be inspected and, if necessary, replaced. All fixes should be carried out for free.
An industry assessment from 2016 demonstrated that Mercedes-Benz was one of the carmakers with the lowest recall rates, recalling an average of 624 cars for every 1,000 cars sold yearly. Despite the automaker’s lower recall rates when compared to other brands, Mercedes-Benz car owners should not sit back and relax while their vehicles have an open recall.
Equipment issues that can increase the risk of accidents and injuries can expose drivers, passengers, bystanders, and occupants of other vehicles to dangers. Ignoring the risks won’t make them go away.
As we’ve seen with countless recalls in the past, many drivers who choose to wait to get their cars fixed end up suffering because of their choices. Staying on top of recall campaigns by updating your contact information with your automaker can help you stay safe.
If you own one of the recalled Mercedes-Benz vehicles, contact the manufacturer if you have any further concerns about the recall.
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