Mercedes Benz and BMW recall cars in the US
Leading German automakers, Mercedes-Benz and BMW are resorting to recalls due to various constraints noted in some of their products. Mercedes Benz will be recalling over 284,000 C Class cars across the US and Canada as rear lights could fail, while BMW is recalling more than 156,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to engines noted to lose power or stall.
Mercedes Benz C Class cars being recalled include the C300, C350 and C63 AMG from 2008 to 2011 model years. In these models it was noted that there was corrosion on a connector which could lead to tail light, brake light or rear turn signal lights either dimming or failing to light up altogether. This defect could cause the car not to be noticed by oncoming drivers and thereby increasing the risk of accident.
The recall affects 253,000 cars in the US and 31,000 cars in Canada while it was not revealed as to how many cars in other countries would be affected. In case this problem occurred, drivers will be able to see a warning flashed across the dashboard warning them of the danger. Company dealers have been instructed to replace these bulb holders and rusted connectors free of charge, however, they will only receive these replacement parts sometime in August or September.
BMW recalls include a total of 156,000 cars and SUVs. These include 128i, 328i, Z4, 135i, 335i, 528i, 535i and 640i cars besides X3, X5, and X6 SUVs. These recalls are from the model year 2010-12. Defects were noted in bolts that hold a camshaft housing that can loosen and break due to which power can be reduced or the car can stall putting both car and lives of occupants in jeopardy. BMW has instructed dealers to replace these parts free of cost and recalls will be initiated from May.