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Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS recalled

An issue with the 48V electrical system has led Mercedes-Benz to recall 804 GLE and GLS SUVs from 2019 to 2021.

William Stopford
William Stopford

Mercedes-Benz is recalling its GLE and GLS SUVs as an issue with their 48V electrical system could lead to a fire.

“Due to a manufacturing defect, the threaded nut connecting the negative terminal for the 48 Volt electrical system under the front passenger seat may not have been tightened sufficiently,” said the company in its recall notice.

“If this occurs it could result in higher than intended temperature and cause a vehicle fire.

“A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders.”

Mercedes-Benz is asking owners of all affected vehicles to book in a time with an authorised dealership for a free inspection and repair to be carried out as soon as possible.

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William Stopford
William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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