Mercedes-Benz Vietnam recalls 1,700 cars to correct fire risk

By Anh Duong   October 9, 2021 | 08:28 pm PT
Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is recalling more than 1,700 C200 cars locally assembled from 2014 -2018 to remove a generator related software bug.

The recalled cars were produced between Dec. 2014 to Feb. 2018. Short-circuited diodes in their generator were making coils overheat, leading to fire risks, the carmaker said. The recall will run from Sept. 25, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2025.

The solution is to update the engine control software to optimize generator operation. The free update would take about 30 minutes at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers in Vietnam.

A C200 car at a Mercedes-Benz dealer.

A C200 car at a Mercedes-Benz dealer. Photo by Paultan

The German carmaker also made two other recalls in Vietnam from Oct. 1-7. These relate to several different models, including 49 A-class cars, CLA, and the imported GLA that have an error in the steering shaft mechanism.

These vehicles were manufactured from Nov. 2016 to Feb. 2017. The solution is to replace the entire steering shaft, a procedure lasting about 1.5 hours.

Mercedes-Benz sold 2,558 units in Vietnam in 2020.

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