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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 15,000 Electric Vehicles That Could Lose Power

» Posted June 24, 2024Resources | Share This Post

Mercedes-Benz is calling back some 15,000 electric cars over a software snafu that poses a serious safety threat for everyone on the road.

A battery management system software issue could cause a loss of drive power, the luxury automaker recently told federal vehicle safety regulators. That is a recipe for disaster, Mercedes-Benz acknowledged.

“The contractors of the high-voltage battery might open, potentially resulting in a loss of propulsion without prior warning,” the company said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “As a consequence, the risk of a crash might increase.”

The recall covers certain EQS and EQE sedans, as well as the EQS SUV and EQE SUV, from model years 2023 through 2025.

Mercedes-Benz plans to notify owners of recalled cars via mail by July 23, the company told NHTSA. Owners also can check the NHTSA website to see if their vehicles are covered by the recall.

The company will ask owners of recalled cars to bring their vehicles to authorized service providers for inspection and repair. “An authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will update the battery management system software on the potentially affected vehicles,” the automaker said.

Other Safety Issues for Mercedes-Benz Drivers

This is not the only problem for Mercedes-Benz and anyone who drives its cars.

The company earlier this year announced it was calling back nearly 16,000 GLC sport utility vehicles because of a headlight defect. The cars’ headlights may be incorrectly adjusted too high and create a glare for oncoming traffic, the company said at the time.

The move came around the same time that Mercedes-Benz announced it was recalling some 80,000 cars that the company said are at risk of losing power unexpectedly. The carmaker blamed that recall on a subcontractor, which it said provided shoddy material for certain fuel pump impellers.

Know Your California Lemon Law Rights

Mercedes-Benz is not alone. 

The world’s top automakers recall millions of vehicles every single year, often citing serious defects that pose real safety risks. The recalls are typically announced long after cars have left factory floors and dealership lots, sold to unsuspecting buyers.

However, there is some good news for car owners and lessors in the Golden State, however. California’s lemon law gives you some important rights and protections when it comes to defective vehicles.

The law requires carmakers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces the company to buy back or replace cars it is unable or unwilling to fix. 

The law additionally puts car manufacturers on the hook for any legal fees that an owner or lessor incurs while enforcing his or her lemon law rights.

Speak with a California Lemon Law Attorney

If you are a car owner or lessor stuck with a lemon or locked in a dispute with a manufacturer over repairs, the lemon law attorneys at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help. 

Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer today.

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Posted By: Rick Mills