Mercedes-Benz is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, with a well-established reputation for building luxurious vehicles that are well-engineered. Yet the German-based manufacturer sells a wide range of vehicles, ranging from high-end sedans to SUVs to commercial vehicles. It now announced that it is recalling over 38,000 of its A-Class (small cars in the $34,000 to $45,000) and GLB-Class (small SUVs in the $38,000 to $51,000) that will begin in mid-February of 2022.
Affected models are:
- 2019 to 2020 A220
- 2020 GLB250
- 2021 AMG GLB35
According to the announcement, there is concern that the integral carrier for the front axle can corrode, causing it to fail. The result would affect the driver’s ability to steer, which greatly increases the likelihood of a crash. The good news is that there have been no official customer complaints regarding this design flaw, but owners should schedule a service visit. Dealerships will inspect the integral carrier and replace it if necessary, at no charge to the owner. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration assigned the campaign number 21V-990 for the recall.
Owners should report any malfunction or injury
This is far from Mercedes-Benz’s first recall, yet the company is known for keeping its customers relatively happy. However, the dealer or owner may not have been aware of this potential issue until now. Those who believe they already have a problem or were injured in a crash caused by a steering problem may want to contact an attorney who handles Lemon Law disputes here in California. These legal professionals can help secure damages outlined in state and federal laws.