Daimler recalls 1m Mercedes-Benz vehicles over faulty fuse
FRANKFURT, March 4, 2017
German automaker Daimler AG has announced a major worldwide auto recall today, encompassing one million recent models of Mercedes-Benz vehicles that are at risk of catching fire due to a potentially faulty fuse, said a report.
So far, 51 vehicle fires have be reported, but there have been no reported injuries or deaths, reported BBC.
Daimler said the fault affects the fuse in some of its A, B, C, and E-class cars as well as its CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles and could cause them to overheat in "unique conditions".
The German company said these conditions would occur during the starting of the car.
A fix has been implemented in the production of new vehicles and cars already on dealers lots will be fixed before they are sold, the company said.
In the US, about 308,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles will soon be recalled because of the potential fire hazard, said the BBC report.
The problem has been linked to 35 car fires in the country, it added.