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Faulty sunroofs lead Daimler to recall 744,000 US Mercedes-Benz automobiles

Daimler AG will recall 744,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States from the 2001 through 2011 model years due to concerns over faulty sunroofs, Reuters reported Jan. 4, citing a company statement.

The German automaker said the bonding between the glass panel and the sliding room frame may not meet specifications and could result in sunroofs detaching. Two dozen vehicles from C-Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class and E-Class model lines are included in the recall.

Daimler said customers will be able to seek reimbursements from the company if they already paid to fix the problem, and dealers will inspect the glass panel bonding and replace the sliding roof if needed.

Mercedes-Benz's U.S. division in December 2019 agreed to pay $20 million as a settlement to resolve an investigation into the automaker's vehicle recall practices.