U.S. Recall: Mercedes recalls 2011 E Class vehicles image

Mercedes is recalling selected 2011 Mercedes-Benz E models to replace the vibration damper.

In the affected vehicles, which were built between July 8 and July 12, 2010, insufficient adhesion could cause the vibration damper and its inner mass damper ring to separate, the company said today.

While working in the engine compartment during engine operation, the damper ring could strike and injure the person repairing the vehicle or a bystander.

You can find the build date of your car by looking at a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.

The recall is expected to begin this month. Dealers will inspect and replace any parts if necessary at no charge. Owners can call Mercedes at 800-367-6372 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

Mercedes-Benz delivered 280,552 cars worldwide in the quarter. Daimler said Tuesday that sales for March alone totaled 118,357 — a 7.7 percent rise.

The E-Class models met a great response, with sales in this segment rising by 15.1 percent to 78,570 units. Sales growth was particularly pronounced for the new E-Class convertible, deliveries of which rose fivefold. As a result, the E-Class convertible was the market leader worldwide in its competitive class.