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Starter issue grounds Mercedes-Benz cars

More than 10,600 Mercedes-Benz cars recalled

A recall of Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, A-Class and B-Class passenger cars has been initiated after a possible starter motor issue was identified.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and will involve more than 10,600 Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold in Australia.

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All of the affected vehicles were sold in Australia between the 31st of January 2015 and the 31st of January 2017.

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The recall notice advises that if the starter were to become blocked due to prior damage and if multiple and/or extended start attempts were to be made in this condition, the starting current limiter could be electrically overloaded and overheat.

What are the hazards?

In the worst-case scenario, this could cause nearby components to ignite and cause a fire.

Mercedes-Benz is asking affected owners to contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealer for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

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Further information about the recall can also be obtained from any Mercedes-Benz dealership.

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