1 Million Mercedes recalled after dozens of fires

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Daimler AG said it will recall one million newer-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide due to the risk of fire, after 51 fires were reported.
The German company said no injuries or deaths were reported relating to the vehicles that it will begin recalling in the U.S. market in July when parts become available.
A fix has been implemented in the production of new vehicles and vehicles on dealers lots will be fixed before they are sold, the company said. The issue relates to a potentially faulty fuse.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-recall-idUSKBN16A1RO
 

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The fires apparently take place after numerous failed attempts to start a vehicle. A current limiter in the starter motor can overheat and melt, thereby causing a fire. According to Mercedes, this issue only prevents itself on vehicles that had previously had engine or transmission damage serious enough that the starter motor couldn't turn the engine over.

Affected models include the CLA-, C-, and E-Class sedans, and GLA- and GLC-Class crossovers. Click here for a PDF with all the details from Mercedes. If you own one of the affected vehicles, expect to be notified once in late March, and again when parts become available in July.
http://www.autoblog.com/2017/03/04/million-mercedes-benz-recall-fire-risk/

ouch
 

Cjdzombie

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That would suck to buy a car and find that out down the road.
 

ASquared

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Shit my cousin had bought a certified CLS 550 from a MB dealer in Chicago, and 5 months later he uncovers that the mileage was rolled back on the odometer somewhere along the lines and MB didn't even catch it. They coughed up all his fees and every penny he paid for the 5 months he had it. Then he ended up getting a F10 550 like he should have from the beginning. I'm not a huge fan of Mercedes.
 

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Shit my cousin had bought a certified CLS 550 from a MB dealer in Chicago, and 5 months later he uncovers that the mileage was rolled back on the odometer somewhere along the lines and MB didn't even catch it. They coughed up all his fees and every penny he paid for the 5 months he had it. Then he ended up getting a F10 550 like he should have from the beginning. I'm not a huge fan of Mercedes.

What was it rolled back to?
 

ASquared

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He bought it with 30k on it but last carfax apparently had showed 38k so there was titling issues bc of the mileage discrepancy. A quick letter from his lawyer to the dealership and they immediately cleared him of everything to do with the car. Basically drove a CLS 550 for 5 months for free as a result.