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Mercedes-Benz Recalls E-Class Sedans for Power Loss

» Posted April 15, 2024Resources | Share This Post

Mercedes-Benz has another safety problem on its hands.

The luxury automaker is calling back less than 400 new E-Class sedans over a wiring problem that could cause power loss. Specifically, a transmission wiring harness may become damaged over time, which may result in cars losing power without warning.

“Due to a deviation in the development and production process, the transmission wiring harness might be routed too close to the drive shaft,” the company said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

“In this case, the transmission wiring harness could contact the front drive shaft and chafe over time,” Mercedes-Benz continued. “This could damage the wiring harness potentially resulting in a loss of vehicle propulsion without prior warning. This may increase the risk of a crash.”

The recall covers certain 2024 sedans. The scope was limited because inspectors spotted the problem at a Mercedes-Benz factory. The company said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries stemming from the defect.

Mercedes-Benz told the NHTSA that it plans to notify owners of recalled cars by May 21. Owners can also check the NHTSA website to see if their vehicles have been recalled.

The company will ask owners of recalled cars to bring their vehicles to authorized service providers for inspection and possible repair.

The move comes on the heels of another Mercedes-Benz recall. 

The company recently said it was calling back some 16,000 sport utility vehicles because of a headlight problem. The cars’ headlights may be incorrectly adjusted too high and create a glare for oncoming traffic, according to Mercedes-Benz.

That recall came just months after Mercedes-Benz announced it was recalling some 80,000 cars that the company said were at risk of losing power unexpectedly. Mercedes-Benz blamed the problem on a subcontractor, which it said provided shoddy material for certain fuel pump impellers.

How the California Lemon Law Works

Fortunately, Mercedes and other car owners in California have some valuable rights and protections under the state’s lemon law. You do not need to wait around for your vehicles to be recalled in order to get them fixed.

The lemon law requires Hyundai and other auto manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces carmakers to buy back - or replace, in some situations - vehicles that they are unable or unwilling to fix. That includes covering the purchase price and financing costs, along with other related expenses.

There is no set number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replacement obligation kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and explore your options.

Our California Lemon Law Attorneys Can Help

At Bickel Sannipoli, our California lemon law attorneys have assisted hundreds of clients across the state stuck with defective or malfunctioning vehicles. 

We are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney today.

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Posted By: Rob Sanders