Daimler warns of Mercedes Benz fire risk

Daimler has warned owners of some of its luxury cars that a technical defect could lead to a fire. The company has confirmed that a recall of the affected vehicles is not possible, as the parts needed to fix the problem are not available. Instead, the company advises the car can still be driven with some caution.
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.

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