When the luxurious Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class made its U.S. debut in 2014, it was heralded as the company’s best launch in 20 years. This praise came while notching 100,000 CLA-Class sales in the vehicle’s first year.

Though it’s a high-end vehicle, drivers of the CLA-Class do occasionally have issues with its performance. If you believe your Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.422.7529 for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class in the last few years, here’s what you should know about each model year, from the National highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Inadvertent driver airbag deployment. This could potentially startle or injure the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Starting current limiter may overheat. This could melt surrounding components, which poses a fire hazard.
  • Camshaft weld may fail and cause the engine to stall. A stalled engine increases the risk of a crash.

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Inadvertent driver airbag deployment. This could potentially startle or injure the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Starting current limiter may overheat. This could melt surrounding components, which poses a fire hazard.
  • Camshaft weld may fail and cause the engine to stall. A stalled engine increases the risk of a crash.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Inadvertent driver airbag deployment. This could potentially startle or injure the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Starting current limiter may overheat. This could melt surrounding components, which poses a fire hazard.
  • The pelvis airbag and front passenger airbag may not deploy in a crash. This leaves passengers extra vulnerable in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Child seat may not deactivate passenger airbag. If the airbag deploys in an accident, it could actually increase the risk of an injury for a passenger sitting in a child seat.
  • Inadvertent driver airbag deployment. This could potentially startle or injure the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

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 within the original manufacturer’s 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 within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been out of service for 20 or more days, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.

You may also have state lemon laws in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania 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 CLA-Class back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.