While the Volkswagen Group seems to have problems with the gasoline pump , at Mercedes, it is the starter that continues to cause problems. The manufacturer at the star recalled last March almost half a million vehicles in Germany and the United States.
Today, Mercedes is forced by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) to recall 10’600 vehicles sold on Australian soil. The models concerned are the Mercedes Class A , CLA and Class B produced on 31 January 2015 to today.
As for the previous reminder, the starter of the mentioned models may hang for unknown reasons. In the case of repeated start-up tests, the starting current limiter may be overloaded, resulting in overheating and the start of a fire. Fortunately, no fire has been recorded at the moment, but Mercedes prefers to prevent that cure.
Apart from Germany, Mercedes did not recall its vehicles sold on the European continent. The future will tell us if the Mercedes marketed in France have this same type of damage.
In addition to the recalls caused by the starter, Mercedes recalled in July 2017 nearly three million vehicles. The manufacturer wanted to update its rigid software incorporated in diesel fuel engines.