Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recall Affects 2000-2004 Models

April 5, 2011

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is being recalled for problems with its cruise control.

The affected models include those from model years 2000 to 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports. All were built in the Benz assembly facility in Vance, Alabama.

A total of 136,751 vehicles are being recalled, among them both the standard-issue MLs and some AMG editions. In the vehicles, the cruise control might not disengage when the brakes are tapped--even though the off switch is still functional. The brakes may still disengage the cruise control, but only if pumped.

The NHTSA says these problems could result in an accident or injury, though none have been reported.

The vehicles will be repaired free of charge, starting in September. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz directly, at 800-367-6372, or find out more from the NHTSA recalls Web site.

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