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BMW, Mercedes Issue Vehicle Recalls

Tina Robinson2 years ago

BMW and Mercedes-Benz have both recently issued vehicle recalls to correct two separate problems with almost half a million vehicles, according to USA Today. The announcements from the two German automakers are the most recent in a seemingly endless list of vehicle recalls already issued this year. To date, nearly 9 million vehicles have been recalled in the United States this year.

About the Mercedes-Benz Recall

Approximately 284,000 C-class cars have been recalled due to the possibility of rear light failure. Corrosion on a connector can cause the tail, brake or rear turn signals to dim or fail reducing the vehicle’s visibility. Mercedes says if the problem occurs, a dashboard warning message will alert drivers. Replacement parts are expected to be available in August or September at which time a dealer will replace bulb holders and any rusted connectors at no cost.

The recall affects the following makes and models.

  • Some 2008-2011 C300
  • Some 2008-2011 C350
  • Some 2008-2011 C63 AMG

About the BMW Recall

Approximately 156,000 cars and SUVS have been recalled due to the possibility of engine power loss and stalls. Bolts holding the camshaft cover can loosen and break resulting in reduced power or stalling. Repairs are expected to begin in May at which time dealers will replace the bolts at no cost. BMW has also said it will given extended warranties to approximately 170,000 vehicles from 2010-2012 with inline six-cylinder engines due to the problem.

The recall affects the following vehicles.

  • Some 128i, 328i, Z4, 135i, 335i, 528i, 535i, and 640i cars with model years 2010-2012.
  • Some X3, X5, and X6 SUVS with model years 2010-2012. 

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