Mercedes Recalling Over 350000 Cars & SUVs

Randall Craig
March 4, 2017

Daimler AG said it is recalling 1 million new-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide due to the risk of fire, according to a report by Reuters.

Reuters reports that 30 of the 51 reported fire incidents occurred in America. The company has no reports of any injuries.

If you are located in the United States and you own one of the affected vehicles, you will receive a notice about the upcoming recall starting as early as later this month.

There was no immediate indication from which other countries the cars are set to be recalled.

The recall covers certain C-Class, E-Class and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs, all from 2015 through 2017. Curiously, the number reported to USA regulators includes 40,000 more vehicles, per Automotive News.

German vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has commenced the production of its compact SUV Mercedes-Benz GLA at its Rastatt plant in Germany.

An overheated current limiter could melt nearby parts, potentially igniting and leading to a fire.

The company expects to alert USA customers about the problem over the next 60 days.

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler said it would begin to notify its US customers late in March. As a Mercedes-Benz spokesman explained, new vehicles rolling off the production line and those already on dealers' lots will be fixed before they're sold.

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler said that it will begin notifying USA customers in late March.

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