Mercedes reacts promptly: 1 million cars recalled for fire hazard

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1 million newer-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be recalled due to fire hazard, Daimler reported, afer 51 cars caught fire due to a defective fuse. 30 of the fires were took place in the United States. No injuries or deaths were reported.

Certain A, B, C, E-Class, CLA and GLA, but als GLC SUVs from 2015 through 2017 with a defective “current limiter” or fuse, according to Daimler’s regulatory disclosure, are targetted by the recall. The production of the new vehicles involves a fix on the issue and the cars that are already at the dealerships will also get the additional fuse before reaching their customers, just to make sure the fire hazard is out of the question.

“Any affected vehicles in inventory will not be sold until they can be outfitted with the additional fuse,” a Mercedes-Benz spokesman reacted after the announcement on the 1 million cars recalled became viral .

Of the million vehicles to be recalled in early July, 307,629 are in the U.S. and 75,000 in the United Kingdom. Daimler officially states that the malfunction originated in instances when the engine doesn’t start. In that case, the “current limiter” in the starter motor can get overheated from repeated attempts to start the vehicles, causing the part to overheat and melt nearby parts, the report published by the company claims.

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler are set to begin to notify the customers across the United States by the end of March and set service appointments.

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