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Mercedes recall: 75,000 vehicles have to go to the workshop due to the risk of fire

2024-02-22T18:32:54.566Z

Highlights: Mercedes recall: 75,000 vehicles have to go to the workshop due to the risk of fire. 75,159 vehicles worldwide are affected by this recall, including 14,080 in Germany. The reason for the recall is that the 48V ground point in the engine compartment was not attached to the specification. This can come loose and cause a fire hazard. Mercedes models AMG GT, CLS and E-Class, which were produced between 2021 and 2023, are affected. Vehicle owners are asked to contact the hotline 080012777777 or wait for a callback letter.



As of: February 22, 2024, 7:20 p.m

By: Sebastian Oppenheimer

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Mercedes is recalling more than 75,000 vehicles worldwide - in Germany around 14,000 cars have to go to the workshops.

The affected models pose a potential fire hazard.

Recalls are an important part of the automotive industry.

They are designed to eliminate potential safety risks discovered during production or after delivery of a vehicle.

Tesla recently had to recall 2.2 million vehicles - but in this case the problem was solved using an over-the-air update.

In other cases, a visit to the workshop is unavoidable, as with the Ford Kuga - there is a risk of steering loss in thousands of models.

Even with a current recall from Mercedes, customers definitely have to go to a workshop - there is a risk of fire with some models.

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Fire risk: Mercedes is recalling certain model years of the E-Class, AMG GT and CLS

The reason for the recall is that the 48V ground point in the engine compartment was not attached to the specification.

This can come loose and cause a fire hazard.

The Mercedes models AMG GT, CLS and E-Class, which were produced between 2021 and 2023, are affected.

75,159 vehicles worldwide are affected by this recall, including 14,080 in Germany.

The recall is being monitored by the

Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

and has the KBA reference number “013578” and the manufacturer code “5491318”.

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Affected Mercedes models are checked in the workshop

To date, there are no known incidents involving property damage or personal injury.

The exact restrictions on the affected vehicle versions are also not yet known.

In order to rectify the defect, the screw connection of the ground point is checked in the workshop and repaired if necessary.

Vehicle owners are asked to contact the hotline 080012777777 or wait for a callback letter.

In the summer of 2023, Mercedes had to contend with an even more extensive recall: At that time, 590,000 vehicles worldwide were ordered to workshops because of a possibly defective fuel pump.

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Mercedes has to recall several models due to the risk of fire - including certain model years of the E-Class.

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It is important to emphasize that a recall letter to the owner is not a recommendation, but an urgent request.

If the owner does not comply with this request, the vehicle can be immobilized.

Recalls serve the safety of all road users and should therefore always be taken seriously.

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Source: merkur

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