As of 2018, Mercedes-Benz was deemed the largest premium vehicle seller in the entire world, after selling over two million passenger cars. Mercedes-Benz is a German subsidiary of Daimler AG, though it has made a name for itself in the U.S. and worldwide for its luxury vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is unique because it produces such a wide range of model styles, including subcompact hatchbacks and sedans, coupes, crossovers, SUVs, roadsters, pickup trucks, sports cars, vans, and electric transport vehicles. Mercedes stands out in the market of car manufacturers because of its versatility.
Issues & Recalls
The slogan for Mercedes-Benz is “the best or nothing.” Mercedes-Benz continues to gain more and more popularity in the market but sometimes it does not always live up to the promise of being the best in the face of defects.
Mercedes-Benz ended up having to recall over 20,000 2018 C-Class and E-Class models due to an issue with the locking device in the backs of the front seats. The issue could have caused potential danger to passengers and drivers flying forward into the windshield upon sudden stop or collision.
There was also a recall on over 9,000 GLE and GLS SUVs due to a malfunctioning brake that would not allow the vehicles to come to a complete stop upon engagement with the brake.
Unfortunately, even Mercedes-Benz cannot use eye-pleasing features and sleek design to hide flaws and defects that affect the reliability and safety of their vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz is a world-renowned luxury car brand that has gained popularity for being good-looking and smooth driving. However, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are not always free from defects and malfunctions. If you believe that you may have purchased or leased a Mercedes-Benz vehicle that is a lemon, you may be entitled to relief under California Lemon Law. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney, who can answer questions that you have.