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Daimler to recall 3,00,000 Mercedes-Benz cars over fire risk fears

Daimler AG has announced the recall of about 3,00,000 Mercedes-Benz cars, built between 2015 and 2019, due to fire hazards. The E-Class and CLS models will be repaired as moisture going into the busbar could cause a fire.

Daimler AG is recalling almost 300,000 of its Mercedes-Benz cars because of fire hazards.

Some E-Class and CLS diesel vehicles built between 2015 and 2019 are being brought back to the repair shop over concerns that moisture seeping into the busbar could result in a fire, according to a filing from Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority.

Making the adjustments to the busbar and the electrical wiring will take about 1 hour per car, Koert Groeneveld, a spokesman for Daimler, said in an emailed response to questions on Friday. Of the about 298,000 vehicles affected globally, some 105,000 are on the road in Germany.

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