Starter Battery has Exposed Positive Cable – 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V725
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,073

 

Starter Battery has Exposed Positive Cable

If the battery is shorted, the emergency door unlocking would be deactivated for an outside responder and the short circuit could increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabrio, E300, E300 4Matic, C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe and C300 Cabrio vehicles. The cover for the starter battery may not cover the live positive electrical wire, and in certain crashes, the vehicle’s strut brace may deform and short circuit the battery.

 

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive pole cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Mercedes-Benz has a Recall


Recall Acknowledgement

October 30, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V725-8029.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V725&docType=RCL


 

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