Over 700,000 Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Being Recalled For Sun Roofs That Could Fly Off
Automaker Daimler AG announced over the weekend that it will recall 744,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States between the 2001 through 2011 model years due to a sunroof panel that could detach and fly off.
The recall covers vehicles from the 2001–2007 C-class, 2003–2009 CLK-class, 2007–2011 CLS-class, and 2003–2009 E-class model lines. The reason behind the issue is the bonding between the glass panel and the sliding room frame which could lead to sunroofs detaching.
If owners have previously paid for repairs on the sunroof, they are eligible for reimbursements from Daimler. Dealers will inspect the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof if necessary, free of charge. Luckily, no injuries or accidents have been reported.
Coincidentally, Mercedes-Benz was fined $20 million last month due to mishandling dozens of recalls and is now under a two-year audit by NHTSA.
Owners of affected Mercedes-Benz sedans can enter their VIN on the automaker’s website to find out if it is involved in the recall.