Daimler remembers 744,000 U.S. Mercedes-Benz autos for defective sunroofs

FILE PHOTO: The Daimler is seen throughout a press convention on the second press day of the Paris auto present, in Paris, France, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Picture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – German automaker Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) stated on Saturday it’s going to recall 744,000 Mercedes-Benz autos in the US from the 2001 by way of 2011 mannequin years as a result of the sunroof glass panel may detach and pose a hazard.

The big recall covers extra two dozen autos from C-Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class and E-Class mannequin strains. The automaker stated the bonding between the glass panel and the sliding room body may not meet specs and will result in sunroofs detaching.

Homeowners who paid for repairs for the problem will be capable to search reimbursements from Daimler. A Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman stated on Saturday he didn’t have a worldwide car whole for the recall.

Sellers will examine the glass panel bonding and exchange the sliding roof if needed, the corporate stated.

Final month, Mercedes-Benz USA agreed to a $20 million civil penalty over its dealing with of U.S. car remembers after a year-long U.S. authorities investigation into 1.four million recalled autos.

Underneath the phrases of the settlement, the automaker can pay $13 million and faces one other $7 million wonderful if it doesn’t adjust to the settlement. The U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration stated the corporate did not notify homeowners in a well timed trend in some remembers, didn’t submit all reviews and didn’t launch at the least two remembers in a well timed trend.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Modifying by Will Dunham

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