Lawsuits Possible Following Mercedes Sunroof Recall
Last Updated on February 24, 2020
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.
- February 24, 2020 – Investigation Closed
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have decided to close their investigation into this matter due to the age of the vehicles recalled. If you are still interested in pursuing legal action, please contact an attorney in your area. An open list of investigations can be found here.
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who owns or leases a 2001-2011 Mercedes that was part of a January 2020 recall over an issue that could cause the cars’ sunroofs to detach.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed in light of the recall.
- Which Models Were Affected by the Recall?
- The recall involves nearly 750,000 cars from the C-Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class and E-Class model lines.
- How Could a Class Action Help?
- Although the recall promises to inspect and replace the sunroofs, attorneys believe a class action could help drivers recover money for other damages, such as loss of value of their vehicles.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed following a recall of 744,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The recall was issued due to the possibility that the sunroofs could detach and fly off, increasing the risk of a crash. Though the recall offers free replacement of the sunroof, attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that Mercedes needs to provide further remedy to those who own the cars.
What Cars Were Recalled?
The recall affects 2001-2011 model year vehicles in the following lines:
The full list of affected vehicle models – which is quite extensive – can be viewed here.
Mercedes said that it would notify owners with the affected vehicles of the recall. Dealerships have been instructed to inspect the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof “as necessary” and at no cost to drivers.
How a Class Action Lawsuit Can Help
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could provide drivers with benefits beyond what’s being offered by the recall.
It could provide drivers with money for loss of their car’s value, as well as for the difference between what they paid and what they should have paid had they known the cars were defective.
What’s the Problem with the Sunroofs?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the bonding between the glass panel and sliding roof frame of the sunroof can deteriorate. This can cause the glass piece to detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
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