DETROIT (AP) – Mercedes is recalling about 354,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because a starter part can overheat and cause a fire.READ MORE: Crowley ISD Dropping Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Case Numbers In School District Drop
The recall covers certain C-Class, E-Class and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs, all from 2015 through 2017.
The German automaker said in government documents released Friday that if for some reason the engine and transmission won’t turn over, a current limiter in the starter motor can overheat from repeated attempts to start the vehicles. That can cause the current limiter to overheat and melt nearby parts.READ MORE: Mavericks Fans Must Bring COVID-19 Vaccine Card Or Proof Of Negative Test To Attend Dallas' Home Opener
Mercedes began investigating the problem last June after getting field reports of “thermally damaged” current limiters.
Owners will be notified this month and again when replacement parts are available in July.
Dealers will install a fuse to correct the problem.MORE NEWS: Gas Leak Shuts Down 2 Blocks In Downtown Fort Worth, 1 Building Evacuated
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