Jacksonville, FL – January 22, 2023 – Daimler (NASDAQ:DDAIF), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, is recalling 123,696 vehicles whose sunroofs may detach. This creates a road hazard and ups the risk of a crash.
The lengthy list of affected vehicles includes the following models:
- 2002 – 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230
- 2001 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz C240
- 2006 – 2007 Mercedes-Benz C280
- 2001 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz C320
- 2006 – 2007 Mercedes-Benz C350
- 2003 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
- 2006 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK350
- 2003 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
- 2007 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550
- 2006 – 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
- 2005 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz E320
- 2003 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz E500
- 2007 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz E550
- 2002 – 2004 Mercedes-Benz AMG C32
- 2005 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz AMG C55
- 2003 – 2005 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK55
- 2007 – 2011 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS63
- 2003 – 2006 Mercedes-Benz AMG E55
- 2007 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63
- 2006 – 2009 Mercedes-Benz E350
- 2006 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS55
All vehicles affected by this recall are equipped with a sunroof. Due to a supplier error, the sunroof’s glass panel was inadequately bonded to the metal frame beneath it.
Because of that, the bonding adhesive could deteriorate and not hold these two components together. As a result, the glass panel may detach from the frame and fly away from the vehicle.
The component causing this recall is the sunroof cover, with part numbers A2117800300, A2097800200, A2197800100 or A2037800121, depending on the model.
A glass panel that detaches while driving will fly off, potentially hitting nearby pedestrians or oncoming vehicles. In addition, this part might land on the road, endangering other motorists.
If the adhesive starts falling apart, the owners might notice a partially detached sunroof and excessive wind noise while driving.
Other Mercedes-Benz recalls
This is not the first time Mercedes-Benz has had issues with fly-away components. Back in September 2022, they recalled more than 100,000 SUVs and sedans because their trim bars could detach while driving.
In addition, one of the recent Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalls over a fire risk took place in October 2022.
Dealers will inspect the sunroof and replace it if the bondage between the glass panel and the metal frame is inadequate. The repair is free of charge.
Vehicle owners will be notified on February 21, 2023.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 100,000 cars are affected by this Mercedes detached sunroof panel recall. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.