Mercedes-Benz Recalls 147,000 Cars For Engine Fire Risk

Mainly 2013 to 2015 E-Class sedans.

Last year, Mercedes was deemed to have the lowest recall rate in the US, but 2015 hasn’t started so well for the German marque. The Silver Star is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons – the majority being E350 sedans from 2013-2015 – in order to fix a problem with an engine compartment seal. Apparently, the rubber seal could fall onto the exhaust system and spark an underhood fire. Other cars affected includes CLS-Class models, all of which are four-doors, wagons, hybrids and AMG variants, but not coupes or convertibles.

Mercedes dealers will begin contacting those affected next month, who will need to come in and get some additional clips attached to keep the deal firmly in place. A similar recall was made last week affecting 149,000 CLS and E-Class cars in Europe and China.

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