Published: Sat, March 04, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Mercedes-Benz recall covers a million cars following fires

Mercedes-Benz recall covers a million cars following fires

The German automaker said that no injuries or deaths have been reported to them regarding the vehicles.

It is unclear as of yet where other affected vehicles may be located, though the three biggest markets for the auto brand are the United States, China, and Germany.

Mercedes announced Thursday the recall of 354,434 model year 2015 to 2017 C-Class, E-Class, and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs that may contain a starter that can overheat.

After 51 fires were reported, Daimler AG made the decision to recall 1 million newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles before they become Car-B-Ques, reports Automotive News. The fix will involve installing another fuse to prevent the current limiter from overheating and it will take about an hour to install, free of charge.

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One million Mercedes-Benz vehicles are being recalled worldwide because of a fire risk.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified this month, and then again in July when replacement parts are available. As a result, the part can overheat and melt nearby parts.

Mercedes-Benz said it did not immediately have a breakdown of where vehicles are to be recalled outside the U.S. It will begin the USA recall in July when parts are available. Of the 51 fires, 30 were reported in the United States, said Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant in Germany is the biggest employer in the region, with a workforce of around 6.500 employees.

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