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Automobile Defects: Mercedes Recalls 13k Vehicles Due to Cruise Control Problem

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain M-Class SUVs from the2000 to 2004 model years to fix a problem with the cruise-control system.

In a filing with the National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration, the automaker states the defect stems from a plunger in thebrake-light switch that can become stuck, preventing a disengagement of thesignal from getting to the cruise-control unit.

The recall affects M-Class vehicles built from August 1999to July 2002, and M-Class AMG vehicles built from August 1999 to June 2004. Atotal of 136,751 vehicles are included in the recall, which will begin inSeptember.

According to Mercedes-Benz, under certain circumstances, theuse of the brake pedal in affected vehicles may not automatically disengagecruise control, increasing the risk of a car accident.

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