Mercedes-Benz and BMW have launched two recall campaigns recently. The first impacts a million vehicles globally while the second impacts a little over 1,000 cars nationwide.
According to the reports, Mercedes-Benz learned of at least 51 fiery incidents, with 30 of them happening in the United States. While no injuries have been reported, consumers are urged to stay alert since a fuse issue may lead to a vehicle fire.
Consumers should begin being contacted this month in connection with this recall, but early reports show that the fixes might only be available in July. For full details on models affected, reach to Mercedes-Benz. So far, reports show that newer models up to the 2017 model year have been affected.
But Mercedes-Benz is not the only company that has launched a recall recently. According to reports, BMW has also recalled all units of the 2014 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i vehicles. These units come with battery positive cables that may develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box. As such, the cable’s electrical connection may be lost, causing the engine to stall unexpectedly, preventing the vehicle from restarting. This could lead to a crash.
Dealers will have all B+ cable connectors replaced with parts that are silver coated to ensure safety. The fuse will also be better secured to the fuse box. Both repairs will be carried out for free.
Consumers who are concerned about this recall are urged to reach out to BMW if they have any questions. Impacted car owners will start being contacted after April 3, 2017. But if you experience any issues with the recalled vehicles, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to report on the occurrence.
You may follow this link to learn more, or you may reach out to the company for more details on this recall. Regardless of the approach you choose, do not allow your recalled vehicle to be left defective for long.