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Old 04-03-2017, 04:40 AM   #1
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Daimler UK recall - fire risk

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/in...over-fire-risk

Unfortunately looks like the UK will have a significant number of recalls.
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:33 AM   #2
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It's mainly the 2 and 3 litre petrol models that are affected - no diesels.
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Now one of the lead items on the BBC News this morning.

The Autocar article reads that its only a problem when attempting to start the car repeatedly i.e the car fails to start the first time.
Just wondering if this would also be affected by start/stop starting of the engine?
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:42 AM   #4
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"Daimler said the fault affects the fuse in some of its A, B, C, and E-class cars as well as its CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles and could cause them to overheat in "unique conditions"."

Source: Daimler recalls 75,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in UK - BBC News

Hopefully it's a quick fix then...
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Reading the Autocar report, I see it says Mercedes will notify owners if their car is affected.
Will this still be the case if the car is on the second owner and bought outside of the dealership?
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"Daimler said the fault affects the fuse in some of its A, B, C, and E-class cars as well as its CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles and could cause them to overheat in "unique conditions"."

Source: Daimler recalls 75,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in UK - BBC News

Hopefully it's a quick fix then...
Apparently a simple upgraded fuse required?

It's a problem because MB cars will continue to try and start even though the driver releases the key/button
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:52 AM   #7
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Now one of the lead items on the BBC News this morning.

The Autocar article reads that its only a problem when attempting to start the car repeatedly i.e the car fails to start the first time.
Just wondering if this would also be affected by start/stop starting of the engine?
From the document M-B lodged in the USA, it would appear that the engine has to be unable to turn over by, for example, being full of water because the clown of a driver decided it was OK to go wading in it. So start/stop shouldn't be a problem.
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Already posted Perhaps could be merged?

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Found this yesterday if it helps. Mercedes-Benz recalls 354,000 vehicles due to fire risk
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For fox's Glacier mints!!! what next with the GLC
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Anyone been contacted about their particular car being affected yet?
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 354,000 vehicles due to fire risk

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Sadly, none of those vehicles can be repaired yet, because Mercedes-Benz doesn't have an ample supply of parts. Owners will receive interim recall notices in late March, which will alert them to the problem. The automaker expects to have parts on hand in July 2017 and will mail a second recall notice then.

extrapolating from that:- there has been no global style recall notice in the UK and if its not regarded as critical [ occurs only under extreme circumstances] it may be owners will only be contacted once parts are available to effect a repair? -- and/or-- Mercedes will be still collating a list of vehicles affected via their records and the DVLA?
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 354,000 vehicles due to fire risk

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Sadly, none of those vehicles can be repaired yet, because Mercedes-Benz doesn't have an ample supply of parts. Owners will receive interim recall notices in late March, which will alert them to the problem. The automaker expects to have parts on hand in July 2017 and will mail a second recall notice then.

extrapolating from that:- there has been no global style recall notice in the UK and if its not regarded as critical [ occurs only under extreme circumstances] it may be owners will only be contacted once parts are available to effect a repair? -- and/or-- Mercedes will be still collating a list of vehicles affected via their records and the DVLA?
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