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2019-20 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled

The 2019-20 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has been recalled to fix a problem with the air conditioning drain hose.

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Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 and 2020 GLE SUV to fix a problem with the air-conditioning drain hoses.

“The drain hoses of the air conditioning system may not have been correctly installed and condensation may leak into the vehicle interior and cause malfunctions in different electrical components,” Mercedes-Benz says in its recall notice.

“Various electrical components may not function correctly and the risk of fire caused by a short circuit could increase. The automatic emergency call (eCall) may fail and it may not be possible to unlock and/or start the vehicle, or to activate engine limp-home mode.

“This would increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants or other road users.”

  • A total of 993 cars are included in the recall
  • Affected vehicles were sold between September 9, 2019 and July 29, 2020
  • A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

Mercedes-Benz Australia will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealer.

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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