Mercedes-Benz

Parking Lots Fill Up with New Cars From Alabama Auto Plant

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Parking lots have been filling up with scores of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa News reports that thousands of the vehicles are showing up in parking lots across west and central Alabama. Officials with Daimler AG, the Germany-based company that owns Mercedes-Benz, declined to say how many vehicles are being stored. But company officials…

Mercedes to Recall Smart Cars Due to Engine Fire Risk

Under pressure from the U.S. government, Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 43,000 tiny Smart cars because the engines can catch fire. The recall covers the Smart for two cabrio and coupe cars in the U.S. from the 2008 and 2009 model years. It comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation in 2016. Mercedes says in government documents…