Fire risks have been linked to several automobile recalls in the past month, reports have shown. Now, the luxury brand Mercedes-Benz has just joined the trend and decided to issue a recall for certain models over a possible fire risk linked to a refrigerant lines.
Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for several vehicles manufactured between December of 2011 and May of 2012, an official memo indicated.
According to a series of media outlets, the official announcement published by the company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has demonstrated that the recall was deemed necessary after the company learned that 2013 SL-Class vehicles were equipped with certain refrigerants that were discovered to be dangerous in the event of an accident. The federal agency alerted consumers that the refrigerant line could crack in an accident and gas could leak, which could eventually cause a fire to spread under certain conditions, increasing the risk of accidents.
To prevent incidents, fires and injuries while keeping all affected drivers safe, the company has decided to issue this recall at once.
Too often, recalls are issued after people suffer auto accidents associated with vehicles that are equipped with defective parts. To stay safe and keep your families safe, it’s important to keep up with recall news and learn more about how vehicles could pose a risk if not well-maintained.
When you find yourself with an automobile that has been recalled and repaired multiple times, risks increase. Prevent future headaches and stay on top of recall announcements to learn more about how certain models that you or a loved one may own could pose a risk to you and your family members.
Regarding this Mercedes-Benz recall, only 432 vehicles have been affected, however, the federal agency has urged all defective car owners to make sure they act fast to avoid accidents that could have been prevented if the vehicle had been properly repaired.
For more details on this Mercedes-Benz recall, read the full announcement here: