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Mercedes-Benz recalls 147,000 cars because of a possible fire risk

Mercedes-Benz recalls 147,000 cars because of a possible fire risk

A week after a similar Mercedes recall of 127,000 cars in China, the company said it needed to fix poorly secured rubber seals on the engines of 2013-2015 E-Class and CLS vehicles.

New York: Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and wagons in the United States because of a possible fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today.

A week after a similar Mercedes recall of 127,000 cars in China, the company said it needed to fix poorly secured rubber seals on the engines of 2013-2015 E-Class and CLS vehicles.

The seals could catch fire if the come loose and make contact with hot parts of the exhaust system, the company said.

first published:February 24, 2015, 14:20 IST