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Mercedes-Benz Recalling Roughly 1 Million Vehicles Globally

Mercedes-Benz Recalling Roughly 1 Million Vehicles Globally

Mercedes-Benz is recalling around 1 million vehicles globally due to a potential fire risk. Of the million units, over 300,000 of them are located in the United States and include multiple newer Mercedes-Benz models.

According to filings the German automaker made with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall is in regards to a defective current limiter that can overheat or melt parts around it. The problem apparently presents itself when the fuse attempts to start repeatedly.

The problem is impacting certain 2015-2017 model-year C-Class, E-Class, CLA, GLA, and GLC vehicles. Mercedes will notify owners of the recall later this month and subsequently have dealerships add an additional fuse as a precaution. Mercedes says the new parts will be available in July.

A report from The Detroit News alleges that there have been 51 fires worldwide associated with the defect, 30 of which have occurred in the U.S.

 





 

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