2017-2020 Mercedes-Benz diesel cars recalled with fire risk

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The fault could cause a vehicle fire, according to the manufacturer.


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Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 8382 diesel-powered vehicles in Australia, citing a fire risk.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “A leak may develop between the coolant pump and the vacuum circuit. There is a possibility that the coolant may enter the vacuum circuit.



“If the coolant enters the vacuum circuit and comes in contact with certain components it will result in an increase in temperature of these components and may result in a vehicle fire. A vehicle fire increases the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants.”

Date of recall notice 7 January 2022
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model C-Class, E-Class, G-Class, S-Class, GLE and GLS
Year 2017-2020
Vehicles affected 8382
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VIN numbers
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

Drive has reached out to a spokesperson for the marque in Australia to find out if local vehicles have caught fire as a result of the fault. This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 8382 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Mercedes-Benz dealership by clicking here.

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