Recalls $500K 2007 SLR McLaren Roadster for Faulty Windshield Installs
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC has recalled the 2008 SLR McLaren Roadster,
noting that the windshields were not installed correctly and that
either the primer or activator was missing at the time of installation,
according to Mercedes spokesperson Rob Moran. The company warns
that in a crash, the windshield in these vehicles may not be retained.
The vehicle, which is usually priced at around $500,000, was manufactured
in very limited numbers, and Moran says there are only two of these
vehicles in the United States. He was uncertain how many were distributed
throughout the rest of the world, but notes that the McLaren Roadster
is manufactured at a plant in Woking, England.
The issue was discovered during production of the vehicle.
Moran says he is uncertain whether the error was one of human or
"The car has a lot hand-finishing on it," he told glassBYTEs.comô/AGRR
magazine. "It's mostly hand-built."
Moran says the owner of the vehicles were informed by letter.
The NHTSA announcement says that the vehicles should be returned
to the dealers, who will remove the windshields and will re-install
Need more info and analysis about the issues?
HERE to subscribe to AGRR magazine.