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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, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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