Mercedes recalls a million vehicles due to fire risk.
When I was young we had a saying that if a car was "hotted" up it had a seriously quick engine.
These days it refers to the possibility of the vehicle catching fire, as Daimler's Mercedes joins Vauxhall in the hall of shame, recalling 1 million vehicles globally with defective parts potentially leading to a serious fire.
In November last year we had a specific model of the Vauxhall Corsa recalled, involving less than three thousand vehicles, after reports of vehicle fires involving those made during a specific time frame.
Now we have Mercedes recalling a million cars internationally, 75,000 of those in the UK, the recall not in place as yet, covering a number of models made between 2015 and 2017. More than 50 fires have been reported involving these vehicles, mostly from the US with none confirmed in the UK.
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Post Date: March 5th, 2017