Over 745000 Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Recalled For Faulty Sunroofs

In the U.S., Daimler AG has ordered a recall of 744,000 Mercedes-Benz cars, built between 2001 – 2011, because the sunroof glass panel could detach and pose a hazard.

Until now, those who have already paid for the issue will be reimbursed by Daimler and the affected cars will be recalled, where dealers will check the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof if necessary.

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the three-pointed Star as prior to this, in 2019, the U.S. arm of Mercedes-Benz was handed a $20 million penalty for violations on how it managed its vehicle recall program.

Adding to this, in September 2019, prosecutors in Mercedes’ home country issued the parent company, Daimler, a penalty of €870m for violations by their vehicle certification department, 2008 onwards.

This spelt that some diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz models were approved by authorities, even though the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of the affected engines sometimes did not comply with regulatory requirements.

In reply, Daimler refrained from resorting to a counter legal remedy in the public prosecutor’s administrative offence proceeding and decided to end it in a timely and comprehensive manner to conclude the matter.

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