Because a leaking module can cause a short circuit and a fire hazard, automaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling 100,000 vehicles worldwide. Thousands in Germany are also affected.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 100,000 C-Class sedans worldwide. The Motor Transport Authority (KBA) reported in its database that 10,254 vehicles in Germany may have been affected. It is about cars from the production period from October 2020 to June 2022, said a company spokesman at the request in Stuttgart.
Fire hazard is not excluded
The automaker discovered that moisture could get into the signal acquisition and control module (SAM) if water got into the trunk. A possible short circuit can cause various malfunctions. “Among other things, the exterior light at the back of the vehicle may fail, the rear seats may open without motivation and the rear camera may not be available,” the spokesperson said. According to the KBA, the fire risk cannot be determined either.
As a precautionary measure, the affected vehicles will be refitted with a cover over the SAM to prevent possible water ingress, the spokesman said. The keynote seminar session lasts about one hour. Mercedes-Benz will notify customers in writing, who should make an appointment immediately.