Daimler and Tesla Motors are Latest Auto Manufacturers to Announce Vehicle Recalls

Daimler is recalling over 100,000 Mercedes-Benz autos because of a safety issue that can result in power fluid loss. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class autos (2010 – 2011 models) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles (2010 model) are involved. The recall is a global one. 85,000 of the recalled autos are in the United States. The German automaker is also recalling 9,201 Mercedes-Benz in China over an air conditioning defect.
In another recent auto recall, Tesla Motors is recalling its Roadster. It is the second recall since the car entered production in 2008. (In May, Tesla recalled all Roadsters over a safety issue related to the steering system that could possibly cause motorists to lose control of their autos.) This latest safety issue involves a 12-volt cable (it can be found at the back of the front headlamps and is connected to several auxiliary systems linked to turn signals, airbags, and lights) that is considered a possible factor in at least one vehicle fire. 439 Roadsters are affected. The automaker wants to install a new protective sleeve around the cable.
Auto Defects
Recalls to fix auto defects and other safety issues can save lives. However, there are autos with defective parts that have not been recalled and continue to be driven by motorists. These hazards can cause serious injuries and deaths. Unfortunately, there have been many instances when a manufacturer wasn’t even aware there was cause for a recall until after someone was catastrophically injured in a car crash.
Our auto products liability law firm is here to help victims and their families that have suffered because of an auto manufacturer’s negligence. We represent clients that have been injured in traffic crashes involving:

  • Airbag defects
  • Defective seatbelts
  • Tie blowouts
  • Gas tank explosions
  • 15-passenger van accidents
  • SUV Rollover crashes
  • Roof crush
  • Seatback failure
  • Roof collapse
  • Faulty engine
  • Brake defect
  • Passenger ejection
  • Window defects
  • Sudden intended acceleration
  • Ill-fitting floor mats
  • Seat belt defects
  • Steering rod issues
  • Conversion van safety issues

Mercedes-Benz Recall Announced, The New York TImes/AP, October 11, 2010
Tesla Recalls 439 Roadsters, Reuters, October 5, 2010
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