May 19, 2000
Mercedes-Benz Recalls Certain 2000-Model S-Class and CL500 Models
Montvale, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Mercedes-Benz USA
(MBUSA) today issued a press release stating the company has initiated a recall of
approximately 7100 vehicles - model-year 2000 S-Class sedans and CL500s manufactured since
January 26 - to replace a blower motor regulator of the climate control system. According
to the company's press release the regulator can develop an electrical short which can
cause the surrounding plastic, insulation, and wiring to melt and possibly burn.
"Only a small number of vehicles are likely to develop the problem, but the company
has decided to replace all regulators with an updated version". There have been seven
incidents, but no injuries or accidents have been reported as a result.
The company is notifying owners of all
affected vehicles, so owners may contact their retailer to schedule replacement. The
regulator can be replaced in less than an hour. This operation will be performed at no
charge to clients. Mercedes-Benz retailers are providing a range of client care measures
such as washing and refueling vehicles, plus free alternate transportation will be
arranged if necessary. The updated regulators are now being installed in production.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers May 19,
Regarding Auto Recalls
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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