Over 1,200 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Vietnam being recalled

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/18 16:44:53

A total of 1,234 cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) branded Mercedes-Benz are being recalled from now to September 2020 to fix a fault which can lead to overheating, even fires, Mercedes-Benz Vietnam said on Monday.

The recall covers certain C-Class, E-Class and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs produced by German firm Daimler between February 2014 and February 2017.

The German automaker announced in March that it would recall about 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs worldwide because a starter part can overheat and cause fires.

The firm said for some reason, the engine and transmission would not turn over, a current limiter in the starter motor could overheat from repeated attempts to start the vehicles, which could cause the current limiter to overheat.

In a worst-case scenario, overheating of the starter current limiter could cause surrounding components to melt and potentially create the risk of fire.

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