Mercedes recalls 750,000 cars because sunroof can fly off


A worker at the Daimler AG plant assembles C-class Mercedes-Benz cars in Sindelfingen 25 January 2008. A total of 1320 C-class cars are produced in the plant daily. (Photo MICHAEL LATZ/DDP/AFP via Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 750,000 cars because the vehicles’ sunroofs could potentially detach and fly off, causing road hazards.

More than two dozen vehicles are affected, including the Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class and the CLS-Class, made between 2001 and 2011. All four vehicles came with an optional sunroof, and the bonding material on those sunroofs can deteriorate, resulting in the sunroof detaching from the car, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Affected owners will be contacted by Mercedes on or after February 14, and the sunroofs will be inspected and replaced if necessary, free of charge. Owners can also check their car’s VIN number to see if they’re affected.

Dealers will inspect the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof if necessary.


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