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Cruise Control Defect Prompts Mercedes-Benz Recall

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A defect preventing the brake pedal from disengaging cruise control has prompted Mercedes-Benz to recall more than 13,000 vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz, in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the recall affects M-Class vehicles built between August 1999 and July 2002. M-Class AMG vehicles built from August 1999 to June 2004 are also included in the recall.

The automaker said the problem stems from a plunger in the brake-light switch, which can prevent the signal from disengaging the cruise control unit, increasing the risk of a crash. Under certain circumstances, the filing states, use of the brake pedal may not automatically disengage cruise control, as expected by the driver.

Under the recall, which will begin in September, Mercedes-Benz will repair the vehicles free of charge.

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