Mercedes Benz will be asking the owners of certain 2015 CLA250, 2015 GLA250, and 2016 SLK300 vehicles to return to their dealerships to repair a defect that could increase the risk of an accident. Due to a production deviation at the supplier, certain vehicles equipped with four cylinder gasoline engines could have camshaft welds that have been manufactured outside of specifications. One or both of the camshafts could break, damaging the engine until it stalls. If this situation occurs, the driver will not be able to restart the vehicle. Continue reading

Mercedes Benz will be asking a small number of 2014 CLA250 and CL45 AMG coupe owners to return to their dealership for a manufacturing error affecting the electrical system.

Due to a deviation of the production process at the supplier, one or more fuses may have been improperly seated in the fuse holder and could become dislodged over time due to vibrations. In the event of a loss of electrical contact the passenger seat occupancy recognition, the passenger side airbag indicator lamp, the instrument cluster, and the windshield wipers could unexpectedly stop working. Continue reading

The Law Offices of Delsack & Associates, P.C. were contacted by the owner of a 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK250 who was experiencing problems with his vehicles engine, driver’s seat, command system, and navigation system. He had already given a manufacturer approved repair facility six (6) opportunities to fix the defects, but the problems would always return. He suspected his vehicle may be a lemon and contacted us for advice and to retain our firm. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz have identified a defect that will add another one thousand three hundred and thirty five 2015 Sprinter 2500 and Sprinter 3500, 4 cylinder diesel engine vehicles to recall 14V-764.

According to the defect report, the chain tensioner gasket may have experienced variations in material tolerance during production. The affected gaskets could settle and affect the pretensioning force. Over time this may lead to loosening of the chain tensioner and leaks from the engine gasket seal. Leakage of engine oil on the road could pose a threat to following traffic and could result in a seized engine. Oil leakage in the presence of an ignition source could also increase the risk of a potential fire. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz has determined that a steering defect affecting certain Smart ForTwo vehicles may exist. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the steering gear bolts on the front cross steering member may have been manufactured outside of production specifications due to a production deviation at a supplier. If the bolts do not meet the endurance requirements, they could break due to high loads and vibrations, making handling difficult and increasing the risk of an accident. Continue reading

Mercedes Benz will be notifying owners of certain 2015 C300 & C400 cars, about a problem affecting the fuel delivery system.

  • The subject vehicles may have a fuel delivery module that was not properly attached to the fuel tank. The module could become loose over time resulting in a fuel leak and an increased risk of fire.
  • Secondly, the electrical wires going to the fuel delivery module may have been pinched between the flange of the module and the tank. The fuel pump may stop working, resulting in a stall and an increased chance of an accident.

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Mercedes-Benz will be asking approximately 147, 000 C-Class and E-Class owners to return their vehicles to an approved dealer to repair a safety problem. Due to a cosmetic design change to the rubber seal mounted on the top edge of the secondary bulkhead in the engine compartment, the seal may not adhere correctly. The seal may temporarily stick to the engine hood when it is open and drop into the area between the engine ant the secondary bulkhead. The loose end could contact parts of the exhaust system, potentially causing a fire. Continue reading

Two years after purchasing his 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 in March 2012, the owner started to experience problems that the manufacturer was unable to fix. Defective suspension, Airmatic system, and struts caused the vehicle to lean 1.5 inches lower on the right hand side making it difficult to handle. He had given his dealer two (2) opportunities to repair the defects which resulted in the ML350 being out of service for over 35 days. Because he felt the problem was safety related, he decided to contact the Law Offices of Delsack & Associates, P.C. for advice. Continue reading