Mercedes-Benz in North America has officially announced the recall of 28,400 Mercedes-Benz C-Classs because of the risk of battery discharge from the position in the engine compartment due to installation errors.
Specifically, there will be 28,400 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in North America need to be recalled to overcome the error occurred in the 12V battery suspension system located inside the engine compartment.
The summoned Mercedes-Benz C-Class this time are C300, C300 4Matic and C43 AMG 4Matic versions produced in 2018 and 2019.
Mercedes-Benz said the reason is that the mounting bracket for batteries is not guaranteed, leading to the possibility that the battery is deflected, falls out; Even, in case of accident, the battery may fall out.
This results in the vehicle not being able to activate emergency lights (hazard lights) or activating the emergency accident service system (activating emergency calls with the SOS button inside the vehicle).
C200 or C200 Exclusive is not included in this recall simply because Mercedes-Benz does not distribute these models in the North American market. These are cars that use 1.5L I4 engines that come with mild-hybrid systems with 48V batteries.
Earlier, in 1/2019, German carmaker contacted the supplier about battery storage problems when an internal investigation detected the fastening force of nuts between the battery mounting bracket and The base plate is too high to lead to cracks in mounting brackets. The analysis of Mercedes-benz has discovered that after a period of operation, the vibration of the car increases cracks and leads to the risk of fracture.
There will be about 26,600 C-classes to be recalled in the US and about 1,800 others in the Canadian market.