Mercedes-Benz recalls M-Class over cruise control worries

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz is undertaking a global recall of some of its older-model M-Class sport utility vehicles for issues related to cruise control that may lead to a crash, Daimler and US federal safety regulators said yesterday. A wide majority of the vehicles being recalled are model year 2000-2002 M-Class SUVs, but there are a small number of 2000-2004 AMG performance vehicles also involved. Some 136,751 vehicles will be recalled in the US and about 50,000 in Germany, said Mercedes-Benz representatives in those two countries. Daimler representatives at its world headquarters in Germany did not provide a global recall figure. No crashes or injuries have resulted from the issue, said Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran.