Mercedes to recall 1,6 million cars due to the sunroof problems



The Mercedes-Benz’s sunroof recall, already known from the USA, is a global matter now.

“The adhesive connection between the glass cover and the frame of the sunroof could not meet the specification,” Daimler’s spokesperson confirmed to kfz-rueckrufe.de. In other words, the glass part of the sunroof can fly away while driving.

A failure may occur with some models of C-Class (BR 203), CLK (BR 209), E-Class (BR 211) and CLS (BR 219) with a production date between January and August 2006. “In addition, vehicles manufactured between 1999 to 2010, in which the sunroof was installed during the repair, could also be affected,” said the spokesman.

According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, the company recalls almost 1.6 million vehicles worldwide, of which over 381,000 are registered in Germany.

Mercedes-Benz anticipates that the sunroof replacement, which can take up to two hours, only has to be carried out on a maximum of two per cent of the vehicles that are being recalled. The internal manufacturer code of the recall is “7891003“.

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Roman Beránek

Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the Czech Radio's and CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the car-recalls.eu website in 2016 to make car owners better informed and to help to improve road safety.

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