Mercedes-Benz will recall 745 thousand cars in the U.S.

The manufacturer has recognized defects in a number of models manufactured between 2001 and 2011

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

German carmaker Daimler AG, which recently announced plans to abandon gasoline engines, withdraws about 745 thousand Mercedes-Benz cars from the U.S. market, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said.

The campaign will begin on February 14 and will affect cars of different models of classes C, CLK, CLS and E, produced from 2001 to 2011.

The reason for the recall is that the connection between the glass panel and the sliding roof frame may become loose. As a result, the panel may disconnect spontaneously, which would pose a threat not only to passengers but also to those driving behind the vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz USA in December sold 30.294 thousand passenger cars (5.4% less than in the same month of 2018) and 4.985 thousand trucks (21.1% more). At the end of 2019, total sales amounted to 357.729 thousand cars, which is 1% more than a year earlier.

Earlier, the website reported that in April this year, Mercedes-AMG said that the V12 engine has no future, as it does not meet modern environmental and fuel consumption requirements.

We also wrote that German car manufacturers BMW and Daimler have signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of unmanned vehicle control systems.

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