This might not really be good news for “lovers” of Mercedes-Benz cars as the German automaker recently issued an urgent recall for over 30,000 units of its cars made between 2000 and 2010.
Reports have it that the automaker recently discovered that the sunroof of the affected cars has the potential of suddenly falling out and could possibly cause a fatal crash.
Detected sunroof failure prompts Mercedes-Benz to issue urgent recall for some of its car models that were made between 2000 and 2010
The new recall issued by Mercedes-Benz includes the E, CLS, CLK, and C-Class models that were rolled out between the years 2000 and 2010.
The reports also stated that the automaker issued this urgent recall because it detected a common problem with the sunroof of the affected models which could actually cause a crash.
The recall statement explains that in some of the affected cars, the sliding roof frame might not be well bonded with the sunroof glass; therefore, a driver could experience a sudden separation of the glass panel from the frame.
Based on Mercedes-Benz’s observation, the detected sunroof problem poses the risk of possible accidents that could lead to severe injuries or even death of victims involved.
The auto company has, therefore, issued a recall for a total of 30,105 affected units that were sold to customers between Monday 3rd of January 2000 and Saturday, July 31st, 2010. Owners of affected units are expected to contact the nearest Mercedes-Benz retailer to have the sunroof of their vehicle inspected for “free” and repaired if need be.
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Meanwhile, if your vehicle is a 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 model and you bought it “second-hand” – meaning you can’t get the “free” repair, then watch this video below for tips on a DIY fix;
Mercedes Benz (E350) sunroof repair. Pro tips!