Lieff Cabraser is investigating reports that a technical defect in some 800,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles could cause the cars to spontaneously catch fire. The automaker has yet to issue a formal recall, however, because it purportedly lacks the parts to fix the defect at present. Instead, Mercedes warned affected drivers to drive “particularly carefully” and limit subject vehicle usage to a “bare minimum.”
In a letter to drivers, Mercedes noted that the defect was traced to a possible coolant pump leak. Affected vehicles include Mercedes’ GLE/GLS, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, S-Class, E-Class Coupe/Convertible, GLC, CLS and G-Class automobiles produced between January 2017 and October 2021.
If you own or lease one or more of the affected Mercedes vehicles, we urge you to contact an experienced vehicle defect and safety lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your legal rights. There is no charge for our confidential review of your case, and the information you provide will help us hold Mercedes-Benz accountable for all relevant defect dangers and any attendant safety violations.