Monday 6 March 2017

Global Recall Of 1M Mercedes Cars UK Could Be 75,000

Mercedes Benz

Owners of 75,000 Mercedes cars in the UK could be affected by a global recall of several models following reports of fires.

An issue with some starter components in cars made between 2015 and 2017 is thought to cause them to overheat. The fire risk has prompted the Mercedes owner, Daimler, to recall around 1m vehicles worldwide, covering certain A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs.

There have been reports of 51 fires, with about 30 in the US. No injuries or deaths have been reported and it is not known if any of the fires occurred in the UK.

Daimler said the starting current limiter could overload under “unique” conditions where a driver repeatedly tried to start their car when the engine had seized up.

The recall has not yet been issued in the UK, but a Mercedes spokesman told Car Dealer magazine: “There are potentially 75,000 cars in the UK which will be affected by the recall.”

The magazine said owners would be contacted this month.



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