2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV recalled due to fire risk


The fault could cause moisture to damage the battery and cause a short circuit, according to the Federal Government recall website.


Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic Sport.

The affected vehicles are stamped Model Years 2019, and were sold that year.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “The sealing of the high-voltage battery housing may reduce overtime, allowing moisture to enter. The moisture may result in the corrosion of the battery potentially resulting in an electrical short increasing the risk of a fire.

“A vehicle fire increases the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants or other road users.

Date of recall notice 2 September 2021
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model EQC400
Year 2019
Vehicles affected 10 vehicles
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VIN numbers
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

Drive has contacted a spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Australia to confirm if there have been any local occurrences of the fault. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

Mercedes-Benz advises: “Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted and are asked to make arrangements with their nearest authorised dealership to have the work carried out as soon as possible.”

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 10 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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