1 Million Mercedes Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Posted 9/18/17

Own a Mercedes? Well, the next time you take your Mercedes into the mechanic for a repair, you might want to ask about this latest recall. Our electrical specialists at our shop in Cincinnati would be happy to help.

After reports of fires, Mercedes has issued a recall on several models.

An issue with starter components in cars produced between 2015 to 2017 is suspected to cause them to overheat and possibly be a fire risk.

“…the starting current limiter could overload under ‘unique’ conditions where a driver repeatedly tries to start their car when the engine has seized up,” the Telegraph reports. Essentially, it is a car diagnostics issue.

Who’s Affected

“There are potentially 75,000 cars in the UK which will be affected by the recall,” A Mercedes spokesman told Car Dealer magazine. “This is a recall which is yet to be issued.”

The recall affects about 1 million vehicles globally, covering certain A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs. Of those 1 million, 307,629 are in the US, which is 40,000 units less than Mercedes-Benz reported to US regulators, according to the Telegraph.

A fix has been implemented in cars currently being made. Cars at dealerships will be fixed before being sold.

Drive to Make Your Jaguar Brakes Last

Want to get the best value when it comes to the brakes on your Jaguar? Pay attention to your driving style. First keep in mind that speed kills, not only when it comes to safety but also your brake pads. Braking just from 65 mph instead of 55 takes a third more energy, which comes off your brake pads. And never use your left foot on the brake pedal, even if you are left handed (or left footed). This avoids simultaneously pushing both pedals, which again can be a serious safety issue as well as wear out your brakes faster. And think ahead. Be aware of when you’ll need to slow down, especially when you drive certain routes habitually. Coast whenever possible and save those brake pads.