Approximately 3,600 model-year 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedans are being recalled because the air-conditioning condensation drain hose may not be installed properly. This may allow water to enter the front seat footwells and center tunnel area, potentially damaging certain electrical components. Water entering electrical components can result in malfunctions of the supplemental restraint system, failure to start, activation of the limp-home mode while driving, and impairment of other features, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners on Sept. 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To remedy the issue, dealers will inspect the air-conditioning drain hose installation, correcting it if necessary.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.