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Mercedes-Benz Recall 2017080002: Starting Current Limiter May Overheat

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300

If the starting current limiter overheats, the surrounding components can melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Engine And Engine Cooling — Engine
Electrical System — Starter Assembly

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2017 C300 4Matic, C300, CLA250, CLA250 4Matic and CLA45 AMG vehicles, 2017 C300 4Matic Cabrio, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 Cabrio, C300 Coupe, E300, E300 4Matic, E400 4Matic Wagon, E43 AMG 4Matic, GLA250, GLA250 4Matic and GLC300 4Matic Coupe vehicles and 2016 C350e and GLC300 vehicles and 2016-2017 C450 4Matic AMG Sport and GLC300 4Matic vehicles. In the event that the engine or transmission cannot turn over, the starting current limiter may overheat from the repeated attempts of the starter motor attempting to start the vehicle.
Actions
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fuse in the electrical line to the starter, free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2017080002.
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Date Announced
FEB 23, 2017
Vehicles Affected
307,629
Mercedes-Benz Recall #
2017080002
NHTSA Campaign #
17V114000
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