Daimler AG, German's major auto manufacturer is recalling one million cars and SUVs from all over the world. The one millions Mercedes Benz cars is being recalled because of the faulty fuse which has a high risk of car catching fire. This action was taken by the German automakers after 51 vehicle fires were brought to the company's notice with nearly 30 in the US.
According to Times of India report, the one million units from Mercedes all over the globe include cars like the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class and E-Class models. Also, it is reported that other models that are also included in the recall are the CLA, GLA and GLC model range.
There are figures reported that the Mercedes had sold around 3, 07,629 cars only in the United States market and it is reported to be the market which is highly affected. The company has already recalled most of the cars in US and around 75,000 vehicles have been recalled in the United Kingdom.
Mercedes-Benz has not clearly released the recall figures for other countries and within Germany. The reports also brings-out that Mercedes-Benz India has also confirmed that the global recall has not yet affected its vehicles in the country at present.
Mercedes-Benz issued the reason behind the faulty fuse system. It is reported that the defective 'current limiter' that caused the start motor to overheat, when repeated attempts were made to start the vehicle. It is predicted that this can cause the current limiter to overheat and melt nearby parts which will finally reach to the stage of starting a fire. The company began investigating the problem last June after getting field reports of "thermally damaged" current limiters.
Also, it is reported that the company the company will make the replacement parts available in July this year and every effected Mercedes owner officially recalled will be replaced with the right component free of charge.
The company is also reported any affected vehicles in inventory will not be sold until they can be outfitted with the additional fuse. Also, the new vehicles rolling off the production line will come with the issue fixed. Stay tuned for more updates.