Mercedes-Benz’s Recall on Brake Gauge Oversight

Mercedes-Benz has initiated a recall on over 42K cars because the rear brake pad wear monitoring device is missing. It was done in response to safety standards that demand precision and has been prompted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall marks a major manufacturing issue, potentially risking the safety of Mercedes-Benz owners affected by it. To understand the impacts of the recall, owners must have a deep insight into the issue. Let’s explore it in detail.

Inside the Recall

The issue was flagged by the NHTSA. The missing inspection gauge and the lack of instructions in the owner’s manual break safety rules. This means the models from 2019 to 2021 do not have a system to monitor the brake pad’s working. The recall aims to rectify these issues and ensure compliance with safety standards for affected vehicle owners. Here is the list of affected models:

  • 2019-2020 A220
  • 2020 AMG A35
  • 2020 AMG CLA45
  • 2020 AMG CLA35
  • 2020 CLA250
  • 2020 GLB250
  • 2021 GLA250

Mercedes Benz Oversight

This problem leads to noncompliance with federal motor vehicle safety standard number 135, which deals with “Light vehicle brake systems.” Mercedes Benz has acknowledged the issue and is taking measures to address the defect and the insufficient manual instructions. However, it is essential to note that handling the legal implications of such recalls can be complicated, especially when it comes to individual rights and potential compensations. Affected owners must understand these complexities to make informed decisions.

Impact on Owners

Here are the impacts of the recall on affected owners:

  • Safety Concerns: Lack of accurate brake pad wear assessment may pose safety risks.
  • Performance Issues: Compromised brake monitoring could affect vehicle performance.
  • Uncertainty: Owners may face uncertainty regarding their vehicle’s safety.
  • Maintenance Challenges: Difficulty in assessing brake pad condition for timely maintenance.
  • Potential Safety Hazards: Increased risk of accidents due to undetected worn brake pads.

Sign and Solution

If you hear those grinding noises when hitting the brakes or notice your ride taking longer to stop, it might signal a brake pad wear issue. It is connected with authorized dealerships or service centers to install the required monitoring equipment to resolve the issue. Staying informed about the rectification process through official communications from Mercedes Benz is crucial to address the concern.

To begin the legal process for impacted Mercedes-Benz vehicles, it is essential to meticulously document any incidents or observations related to the issue. This documentation serves as the foundational evidence for any potential legal proceedings. Seeking legal consultation is the next crucial step.

Road Map to Legal Resolution

Mercedes-Benz owners should promptly engage with legal professionals specializing in automotive law or consumer rights. Legal experts offer invaluable insights into individual rights, compensation avenues, and further actions for a legal resolution.

If you experience a similar issue in your Mercedes, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. At the Lemon Firm, our experienced attorneys have successfully recovered compensation for clients in similar situations. Call (833) Lemon-firm to speak with a case analyst today.

About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.