Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2015-2017 C300, CLA250, CLA45 AMG, C350e, C450 4Matic AMG Sport, E300, E400, E43 AMG, GLA250 AND GLC300 vehicles

3 03 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Starting Current Limiter may Overheat

If the starting current limiter overheats, the surrounding components can melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V114000

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 354,434

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
MERCEDES-BENZ C300 2015 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ C350E 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ C450 2016 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ CLA250 2015 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ CLA45 AMG 2015 – 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ E300 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ E400 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ E43 AMG 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GLA250 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ GLC300 2016 – 2017

Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2017 C300 4Matic, C300, CLA250, CLA250 4Matic and CLA45 AMG vehicles, 2017 C300 4Matic Cabrio, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 Cabrio, C300 Coupe, E300, E300 4Matic, E400 4Matic Wagon, E43 AMG 4Matic, GLA250, GLA250 4Matic and GLC300 4Matic Coupe vehicles and 2016 C350e and GLC300 vehicles and 2016-2017 C450 4Matic AMG Sport and GLC300 4Matic vehicles. In the event that the engine or transmission cannot turn over, the starting current limiter may overheat from the repeated attempts of the starter motor attempting to start the vehicle.

Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fuse in the electrical line to the starter, free of charge. Parts to remedy the vehicles are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning in late March 2017. Owners will be mailed a follow up notice when remedy parts are available, currently expected to be in July 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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