Date
20 October 2017
Mercedes is recalling some E-Class cars in China due to problems with the sealing strip in the engine cabins. Photo: Bloomberg
Mercedes is recalling some E-Class cars in China due to problems with the sealing strip in the engine cabins. Photo: Bloomberg

Mercedes to recall over 127,000 cars in China due to fire risk

Mercedes-Benz will recall 127,071 vehicles in China due to a potential fire risk, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a statement from the nation’s quality watchdog.

The German luxury automaker and one of its joint ventures in China have informed authorities that the recall will begin from March 13, the report said.

The recall is said to include 112,830 E-class cars made by Mercedes-Benz and China’s BAIC Motor, 14,227 imported CLS-class vehicles and 14 imported E-class units.

The fire risk has been linked to a strip on the insulating panel inside the engine bay of the cars, according to the statement from China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz China will also recall 705 imported G-class SUVs due to a steering problem, the quality watchdog was quoted as saying in a separate statement.

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