On Saturday, German automaker Daimler AG revealed that it will recall 744,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States between 2001 and 2011 as a sunroof glass panel would be able to detach and pose a risk.
The big reminder includes more than 2 dozen C-Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class, and E-Class vehicles. The car manufacturer said that the relation of the glass panel and the glass panel frame might not meet the specifications and lead to the removal of the sunroofs.
Owners who paid for the repairs will demand Daimler’s reimbursements. A US spokesperson from Mercedes-Benz said on Saturday that he didn’t have a global vehicle estimate to call back.
Dealers may check to bond the glass panel and, if necessary, remove the sliding roof.
Last month, after a year-long U.S. government inquiry into 1,4 million cars recalled, the Mercedes-Benz USA accepted a $20 million civil fine for their handling of U.S. vehicles.
The deal would result in the car manufacturer paying 13 million dollars and being fined another 7 million dollars if it does not comply with the arrangement. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the company did not notify its owners promptly in some recalls, did not report all and did not launch at least two records in a timely manner.