A recall is what happens when a manufacturer calls a number of vehicles in for a free repair of manufacturing defects. All cars are required to adhere to certain national safety standards, but, sometimes, vehicles aren’t built the way they’re intended to be. And when cars come off the assembly line with defective parts or errors, they can put the safety of consumers at risk.
When recalls are made, they’re usually done by the model, year, and Vehicle Identification (VIN) number of the cars that have the problems. And recalls are usually either issued by the manufacturer, or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after they’ve conducted an investigation. But no matter who makes the case for a recall, the manufacturer will always replace any defective parts at no cost to you.
No matter how good a Mercedes-Benz manufacturer’s reputation is, they’re just as susceptible to making cars that have defects or issues. Even a luxury automaker like Mercedes-Benz isn’t immune to selling cars with minor, and sometimes major, issues. In fact, most models from the German manufacturer have been called back under a recall at one point or another, from their B-Class to Sprinter series.
The Mercedes-Benz manufacturer has had several issues with airbags over the years, but recalls have also been made for fuel leaks, seatbelt anchors, fire risks, lighting and more. Although some of these issues (such as interior and exterior lighting) don’t pose a serious threat to drivers and passengers, other problems like fuel leaks and fire risks put the safety of Mercedes owners at risk when they get behind the wheel.
Below, you’ll find a list of five recent Mercedes-Benz recalls from the U.S. and worldwide. To see if your vehicle was affected by any of these recalls, we encourage you to visit the Mercedes-Benz website or the NHTSA website to read about recent recall information and learn about the necessary next steps for getting your vehicle fixed.
- More than 9,000 2018 GLE and GLS SUVs were recalled for an issue that could cause the rear brakes to not fully engage.
- An issue with the incorrect bonding of the rear window led to a recall of several C300, C300 4MATIC, C63 AMG and C63S AMG Mercedes-Benz.
- Around 10,800 Mercedes-Benz C300 and C300 4MATIC, C43 AMG, C63 and C63S vehicles were recalled due to a bonding issue that could cause the rear beltline trim to fall off.
- Mercedes-Benz recalled four 2018 GLE350, GLE350 4MATIC and GLE43 AMG vehicles due to issues with the panoramic sunroof.
- Like most other manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz was also affected by the Takata airbag recalls on several of their models.
Mercedes CLK Problems
Mercedes-Benz cars like the Mercedes CLK are expected to be some of the most luxurious and reliable cars available. Unfortunately for many, this is not the case at all. Mercedes CLK problems have arisen again and again causing the car to commonly be seen as a lemon. If you are experiencing Mercedes CLK problems, contact our team of lemon law experts to help you right away.
Mercedes CLS Problems
When purchasing a Mercedes CLS, many consumers expect luxury and dependability. Once again, however, Mercedes CLS problems have continued to occur for many owners of this car. If you are experiencing Mercedes CLS problems, you may be entitled to lemon law related damages. Contact our team today to see what we can do regarding your Mercedes CLS problems.
Mercedes SLK Problems
Last, but certainly not least, Mercedes SLK problems have also become commonplace for many Mercedes owners. Don’t settle for a possible Mercedes lemon. If your Mercedes SLK problems persist, contact our team of lemon law lawyers today to see how we can help you.
Mercedes-Benz Problems with Transmission
Once again, for a car brand that is known for being top-of-the-line, it has proven to have some true bottom-of-the-line lemons. Many Mercedes-Benz owners have experienced issues with the transmission. This is an unacceptable reality and one that our team of lemon law experts is ready and able to fight.
Mercedes-Benz Steering Wheel Issues
Issues with the steering wheel are truly unacceptable for any car, which is why it has come as a bit of a shock that a car brand like Mercedes-Benz that is known for reliability has delivered just the opposite. Steering wheel lock-ups, resistance to turns, and general steering wheel failures are only the beginning of some of the worst steering wheel dilemmas many Mercedes-Benz owners have had to deal with.
Mercedes-Benz Inoperable Air Bags
For many cars, safety is the number one priority. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case for many Mercedes-Benz models. Mercedes-Benz cars like the CLS, the SLK, and the CLK have become known for inoperable air bags. As one of the most important safety features of any cars, airbags are essential and need to be reliable 100% of the time.
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