Active Stocks
Fri Mar 01 2024 15:59:51
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 150.00 6.46%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 769.30 2.67%
  1. Tata Motors share price
  2. 977.20 2.78%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 409.50 0.74%
  1. ICICI Bank share price
  2. 1,086.90 3.18%
Business News/ Auto News / Mercedes-Benz recalls 745,000 cars for faulty sunroofs
BackBack

Mercedes-Benz recalls 745,000 cars for faulty sunroofs

Daimler AG, the parent company for Mercedes-Benz, plans to recall about 745,000 of its vehicles in the U.S. because of concerns about faulty sunroofs

Mercedes-Benz USA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof if necessary. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/MintPremium
Mercedes-Benz USA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof if necessary. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Daimler AG, the parent company for Mercedes-Benz, plans to recall about 745,000 of its vehicles in the U.S. because of concerns about faulty sunroofs.

Mercedes-Benz vehicles from its C-, CLK-, CLS- and E-Class lines sold between 2001 and 2011 will be recalled because the bonding between the glass panel and the sliding roof frame may deteriorate and cause a detachment, according to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A detached glass panel can separate from the vehicle and become a road hazard increasing the risk of a crash, the agency said.

Mercedes-Benz USA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof if necessary. The carmaker didn’t give a figure for the total of worldwide recalls or estimate the cost of compensating customers, the Financial Times reported. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 14.

In December, Mercedes-Benz agreed to pay as much as $20 million in penalties for violations on how it operated its vehicle recall program. The U.S. arm must pay $13 million immediately while the remainder is deferred in case there are additional violations, according to the federal agency overseeing vehicle safety.


Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

Catch all the Auto News and Updates on Live Mint. Check all the latest action on Budget 2024 here. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.
More Less
Published: 06 Jan 2020, 06:05 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Petrochemical Stocks
₹7,910.81.62%
₹4,426.51.76%
₹1,933.82.01%
₹11,269.353.01%
₹950.82.78%
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App