About 800,000 Mercedes-Benz models at risk of fire, but the recall will have to wait due to lack of parts

Until eight Mercedes-Benz models will be affected by a call for review massive for possible risk of fire in the event of a coolant pump defect. It is noted that until 800,000 units could be affected worldwide.

However, the visit to the workshop will still have to wait as no parts are currently available to repair this defect. Although the middle of this month of January is indicated to begin the retreat.

This has been confirmed by the German newspaper Bild based on a communication sent to the affected customers. Daimler has confirmed to Reuters that such communication is indeed true, although they have not done the same with the number of units affected.

From Motorpasión we have contacted Daimler Spain to confirm the number of models that will have to go through the workshop, as well as how many cars will be called for review in our country, and we are awaiting a response.

“Its use should be kept to a minimum”

Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020

Specifically, as detailed by the German media, in said letter it is stated that the models that present this defect are the Mercedes-Benz GLC, GLE, GLS, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, CLS and G-Class equipped with diesel engines OM654 and OM656. And it affects units produced between January 2017 and October 2021.

The problem has been detected in the coolant pump of these blocks, which could present risk of escape and lead to heating of the mechanical components. Daimler warns in this communication that “the risk of fire cannot be ruled out“.

And since the recall cannot begin even in the absence of supply of the necessary parts to correct this problem, it is understood that the water pump itself, Mercedes-Benz advises potential affected customers that they should drive their cars “in a particularly prudent “and that their use “should be kept to a minimum”.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2021

The call for review it will be effective as soon as the components are available. According to Bild, it would be mid-January.

Although this medium ensures that they are close to 800,000 units affected in all markets where these models are marketed, which includes Europe and therefore Spain, Daimler has not confirmed this figure.

This is not the first recall for possible fire hazard on Mercedes-Benz models. At the end of December, the Class A and GLB units were recalled due to a transmission failure that could ultimately end with the car on fire. 25,000 units were affected in Spain.

In addition, several electric models in recent times have had to go through the workshop en masse for a faulty battery that could catch fire. It is about the Chevrolet Bolt Y Hyundai Kona, both equipped with batteries from the South Korean firm LG Chem.

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