Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles in China with faulty sunroof software



German carmaker Mercedes-Benz will recall 1,621 automobiles in China over incorrect software coding of the panoramic sunroof, according to China's market regulator.

From Dec. 7, the Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. began recalling 1,501 vehicles manufactured between April 19 and Sep. 7. The recall involves C-Class and GLC SUV models.

Mercedes-Benz (China) Ltd. started to recall 120 imported GLC SUVs manufactured from Jul. 26 to Sept. 22 on the same day, according to the State Administration of Market Regulation.

When the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius, the force to initiate a pinch response may go beyond the required limit because of incorrect software coding of the sunroof, causing an increased risk to safety.

The company will subsequently update the panoramic sunroof software of the affected automobiles.