Older Mercedes-Benz Cars Recalled for Sunroof That Could Fly Off

Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall on four older models whose sunroof may fly off and threaten the safety of other road users.

The list includes the 2001-2011 C-Class, E-Class, CLK and CLS. There are exactly 10,460 units affected in Canada.

According to the recall notice, the sunroof glass may not be properly attached to the sliding roof frame on some of these cars. Over time, the glass can become loose and could separate from the vehicle.

Two previous recalls—one in 2019 and another last year—aimed to fix the very same issue. Transport Canada says that the repaired vehicles also require a new inspection.

The automaker will notify affected owners by mail in the next few weeks and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect the bonding of the sunroof glass. Dealers will replace the sliding roof if necessary.

Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz Canada recalled over 31,000 older SUVs including the 2006-2013 R-Class, GL and ML because corrosion could cause the brake booster to fail. If this happens, there may be an increase in brake pedal effort resulting in longer braking distances. In rare cases of severe corrosion, the brake booster could separate completely and cause a loss of brakes.

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