WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 53 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300, C300 4Matic and C450 AMG 4Matic sedans to fix a problem with the panoramic sunroof, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The affected vehicles may be equipped with a panoramic sunroof that may not be properly bonded, allowing the glass to detach and fall from the vehicle during operation," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the panoramic glass detaches during vehicle operation, it can increase the risk of injury or crash."
A stop-sale order has been issued on the affected vehicles.
A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries or crashes linked to the recall.
In mid-January, parent Daimler AG received two field reports from the U.S. "describing instances in which the rear glass panel of the panoramic sunroof separated from the vehicle while driving," according to a filing with federal safety regulators.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect the bonding of the rear sunroof glass panel, replacing it as necessary. The recall is expected to begin in late March when parts and the required inspection tool become available. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Edmunds says: No parts are available at this point. Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer.