The engine is one of the most crucial parts of any automobile. If something adverse happens to the engine and prevents it from working, the entire vehicle might as well be dead weight.
An engine issue happens to be the crux of Mercedes-Benz’s latest recall. The automaker has recently issued a recall for more than 143,000 cars and SUVs over a risk that their engines could stall in the middle of driving, which could raise the dangers of an accident.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the affected vehicles’ engines may suddenly shut down due to a faulty fuel pump. It has also stated that it received 2,031 warranty claims and consumer complaints related to the issue. But Mercedes-Benz also clarified that there had been zero accidents or injuries related to the problem as of June 30.
The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars from the 2021 to 2023 model years. Cars affected include the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, CLS, GT sedans and SL coupes. The automaker also recalls the GLC, GLE, GLS, and G-Class SUVs. The automaker said that as part of the recall, its dealerships would replace the defective fuel pump free of charge.
What Californian drivers can do about the recall
Drivers in California who own any of the affected automobiles might have rights under the state’s Lemon Law. Even a relatively new car can be considered a lemon if its defect impairs its value, safety and usability. Those with a defective car may be able to file a claim if their vehicle continues to suffer multiple engine stalls despite repeated trips to a repair shop or has been out of service for a month.
However, not all automobile defects are compensable. To understand whether they can claim on their vehicles’ defects, drivers might want to reach out to a legal professional experienced in California’s Lemon Law.