Mercedes-Benz recalls 745,000 cars for sunroofs that could detach
(WAFB) - Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly three-quarters of a million cars from the 2001 through 2011 model years because the glass from their sunroofs could suddenly detach. If this happens when the car is moving, it could create a road hazard.
A long list of recalled vehicles is available on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website and includes C-Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class, and E-Class sedans, wagons, and coupes.
C-Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class, and E-Class vehicles from the 1999-2010 model years that are not on the list may also be subject to a recall repair if they have had their sunroofs repaired between 2001 and 2011.
The automaker says it is unaware of any damage or injuries caused by the faulty sunroofs.
- Certain 2001-2007 C-Class sedans, wagons, and coupes
- Certain 2003-2009 CLK-Class coupes
- Certain 2003-2009 E-Class sedans and wagons
- Certain 2006-2011 CLS-Class sedans
The problem: The bonding that keeps the sunroof glass attached to the roof of the vehicle may fail, causing the glass to detach from the car.
The fix: Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the sliding roof, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Feb. 14.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners of affected vehicles can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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