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Mercedes-Benz Faces Federal Probe of Its Recall-Notice Practices

  • U.S. regulators: company at times omitted critical details
  • NHTSA says auto company may be tardy about informing owners
Mercedes-Benz S-Class And Luxury Maybach Automobile Assembly Line
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Mercedes-Benz USA is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators who say the luxury-auto maker may be taking too long to send safety recall notices to car owners and inform the government.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told the unit of Germany’s Daimler AG that it found numerous instances in which owners of recalled cars weren’t notified within the federally mandated 60-day window.