Home News Up to 25,000 Mercedes recalled in Belgium

Up to 25,000 Mercedes recalled in Belgium

Published on 01/04/2005

1 April 2005

BRUSSELS – Between 20-25,000 luxury cars have been called back to the factory in Belgium because they may be faulty, it was announced on Friday.

The German-American company DaimlerChrysler said several Mercedes models needed their dynamos, electric circuits and brakes checking.

Worldwide the company is recalling 1.3 million cars to its factories.

Mercedes with engines of six or eight cylinders, produced between June 2001 and November 2004, have been reported to have the most faults.

DaimlerChrysler intends to check the cars’ dynamos and replace any faulty ones.

The company has also announced it will be replacing a faulty part of an electric circuit on the class E and CLS models, which were made between January 2002 and this January 2005.

Brake systems on class E, SL and CLS Mercedes, produced between June 2001 and March 2004 must also be checked.

Technical faults on Mercedes have damaged the company’s reputation in Belgium and the rest of the world, leading to falling profits and share prices for DaimlerChrysler.

The latest world sales figures, reported in February, were down by 16.2 percent compared to last year.

[Copyright Expatica 2005]

Subject: Belgian news