Mercedes-Benz Australia is recalling a 887 examples of its C-Class due to a manufacturing issue that may cause an electrical wire to cause damage to engine compartment insulation.

    This recall affects C-Class models sold in 2018.

    “Due to a manufacturing issue, an electrical wire may have been routed incorrectly in the engine compartment causing damage to its insulation and resulting in a short circuit,” says the company in its recall notice.

    “A short circuit may cause a fire and could increase the risk of an accident, serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property.”

    • A total of 887 vehicles are affected
    • The VIN list is attached here
    • The original recall notice is attached here

    If you own an affected vehicle you’ll need to contact your most convenient Mercedes-Benz dealer to schedule in a free fix as soon as possible. You can also book a service at a Mercedes-Benz dealer here.

    If you have any further questions you can contact the Mercedes-Benz customer assistance centre on 1300 300 896.

    MORE: Everything Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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