Mercedes-Benz recall: 300,000 U.S. vehicles will be recalled due to fire hazard

Regarding Mercedes-Benz recall, it is worth to note that German auto manufacturer will recall more than 300 000 U.S. vehicles. The reason behind Mercedes-Benz recall is the possible fire hazard, which is the consequence of the defective engine starter. In fact, this problem led to 35 fires in the U.S. However, the automaker informed that there are no injuries or deaths because of this issue. Actually, Mercedes-Benz recall applies to the majority of the vehicles built between February 2014 and February 2017.The automaker also informed that they are going to notify U.S. consumers about this issue within the next 60 days. Are you a U.S. consumer who owns an affected vehicle? In this case, you had better take your car in for repair.

Dealers will fix your vehicle’s issue within an hour. What they will do is simply installing an additional fuse in the electrical line that leads to the starter.

As a matter of fact, German automaker sent a voluntarily notification concerning the recall to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).It is interesting to note that Mercedes recalled over 700000 passenger vehicles in May 2016. The recall was a part of a huge action concerning defective Takata airbags.

What was the problem?

So, why did German car manufacturer issue a recall? Well, the company made this decision because of the possible fire hazard. Generally speaking, the problem occurs when the engine starter of the car blocks. This happens because of the engine or transmission damage. Here is the information that the manufacturer provided. When you try to start the engine, the blockage may send a high current through the engine starter’s current limiter. In case you repeat this action, again and again, it may cause the limiter to overheat. As a consequence, the surrounding components can melt and lead to the fire. When vehicle owners make numerous attempts to start a car, it results in fires. Thus, the consequence of the overheating and melting is the fire.

Vehicles affected by the Mercedes-Benz recall

Which models are affected by the Mercedes-Benz recall? The recall applies to the following models: the CLA-, C-, E-Class sedans, GLA- and GLC-Class crossovers. Do you have one of the recalled vehicles? In this case, you should know that you may get a recall notification in late March. Furthermore, you can expect parts to become available in July.