Mercedes-Benz is adding the E-Class to its latest bunch of recalls, which may have faulty parts that could harm technicians. Chevrolet will recall some 2100 Cruze sedans for improperly fastened steering wheels.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The Problem: Chevrolet discovered an improperly fastened steering wheel on at least one of its 2011 Cruze. The Detroit News reports that GM has analyzed the vehicle and believes that the one vehicle is the only one with that condition, but will recall nearly 2100 cars nonetheless. The automaker has also modified the assembly process to ensure this fault isn’t repeated.
The Fix: The automaker will notify owners via mail on April 12th with instructions on how to proceed.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 2100 Cruze models sold in the United States and another 400 delivered in Canada fall under the list of possibly affected vehicles. In total, Chevrolet has produced over 100,000 Cruzes in North America.
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon
The Problem: According to Mercedes, the adhesion between engine vibration dampers and their inner mass damper ring on 2011 E-Class models may be inadequate. Should a separation occur, those working on a running vehicle may be harmed. No injuries have been reported as a result of the defect.
The Fix: MB dealers will assess the parts and replace them free of charge, if deemed necessary.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 41 Mercedes E-Class sedan and wagon models manufactured between July 8th and July 12th 2010 fall into the recall. The automaker will begin notifying owners in the coming weeks, but those seeking further information may contact Mercedes by calling 1-800-367-6372.
Source: NHTSA, The Detroit News