What is the Latest Automobile Recall?

January 13 , 2020 | Personal Injury

We use items that we have purchased almost every day. Because purchased items are in use in our everyday life, we expect those products to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products we have purchased pose potential risks for our health or safety. When a potential hazard with a product is discovered, it is common for the company that produces the item to issue a recall for the products to help warn consumers of the potential of the safety issues. One item that is frequently the subject of recalls is automobiles. Recently, the automaker, Mercedes-Benz, issued a recall for some of its vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for around 750,000 of its vehicles. The recall comes after the discovery that the sunroofs on the vehicles could potentially become detached and fly off the vehicles. If the sunroofs detach and fly off, they can create serious road hazards and dangerous conditions. The sunroof may detach if the bonding material deteriorates.

The vehicles included in the recall are the Mercedes-Benz C Class, E Class CLK Class and CLS Class vehicles that were produced between 2001 and 2011. All of the vehicles came with an optional detachable sunroof, which is the subject of the recall.

The company will begin notifying the owners of the vehicles included in the recall beginning February 14, 2020. After owners are notified of the recall, they will be able to bring their vehicle to a Mercedes-Benz dealership. At the dealership, the sunroofs on the vehicles will be inspected, and if necessary, they will be replaced at no charge to the owner of the vehicle.