13 Jan Daimler warns of Mercedes Benz fire risk
Posted at 09:00h
The issue that could spark a blaze was traced to a possible leakage in the coolant pump, which could heat up components, says the luxury car manufacturer.
The fire risk was first reported by Bild newspaper, who printed a copy of a letter that was sent to around 800,000 Mercedes-Benz owners. In the letter Daimler says “the risk of a fire could not be ruled out.”
It also confirmed the lack of parts needed to remedy the problem and that a recall would be launched once the necessary components become available.
It advised: “In the meantime the affected vehicle should be driven in a particularly prudent manner and useage reduced to the bare minimum.”
The affected models are certain GLE/GLS (167 platform), C-Class (205 platform), E-Class (213 platform), S-Class (222 platform), S-Class (223 platform), E-Class Coupe/Convertible (238 platform), GLC (253 platform), CLS (257 platform) and G-Class (463 platform), Daimler said.