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Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 993 GLE SUVs as air-conditioning drain hoses could leak condensation into the cabin and cause electrical components to malfunction.

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Leaking hoses in the 2019-20 Mercedes-Benz GLE could lead to electrical malfunctions, according to a recall notice issued by the German luxury brand.

“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,” the company says.

“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.”

Mercedes-Benz is contacting owners of all affected vehicles.

If you own one, you’ll need to schedule an appointment at a Mercedes-Benz dealership for a free repair.

If you have any further questions, you can contact Mercedes-Benz on 1300 300 896.

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William Stopford
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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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