We’re all familiar with this iconic classic. Able to trace its roots all the way back to 1886 with Karl Benz’s Patent-Motorwagen, the Germany-based Mercedes-Benz has enjoyed a storied history of being one of the world’s premier luxury automobile manufacturers.
Though certainly stylish, drivers occasionally notice flaws in Mercedes-Benz vehicle designs. If you believe your car may have been sold to you with a defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Recent Mercedes-Benz Complaints and Recalls
In recent years, Mercedes-Benz has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The reasons for these recalls include:
- Rear seat belt may be unable to latch. This makes travel dangerous, especially in the case of a collision.
- Insufficient low beam illumination. If drivers can’t see well at night, the chance of an accident increases.
- Inadvertent driver airbag deployment. If an airbag deploys when it shouldn’t, it could startle or even injure the driver. This could lead to an accident.
- Wrong control unit software installed. This could interfere with the airbags properly deploying, which increases the risk of injury in a collision.
- Starting current limiter may overheat. This could melt surrounding components, which could cause a fire.
- Damaged electronic stability control unit. This could alter the vehicle’s path and interfere with the electronic parking brake. Both hazards increase the risk of a crash.
- Steering column wiring harness incorrectly routed. This could cause the airbag to deploy or the engine to stall. Both could increase the risk of a crash.
- Seatbelt pretensioners may not function properly. Passengers may not be properly restrained, leaving them open to additional injury in an accident.
- Loss of power steering assist. This could make the steering wheel suddenly difficult to control, which may directly lead to an accident.
- Sunroof panels may detach. This could create a road hazard and may lead to a crash.
Complaints about Mercedes-Benz have more variety to them. They’ve included comments about:
Popular Mercedes-Benz Models
Some of the manufacturer’s most popular models in the last few years have been:
- Mercedes-Benz B
- Mercedes-Benz GLC
- Mercedes-Benz CLA
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Mercedes-Benz
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem with your Mercedes-Benz within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect in your Mercedes-Benz within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t keep driving your Mercedes-Benz back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.