On Tuesday, Mercedes presented the most efficient electric car worldwide (eXXpress reported), now the bad news for the group follows: According to a report by the German “Bild”, Daimler has to recall more than 800,000 vehicles worldwide due to technical problems. As there is currently a lack of spare parts, repairs cannot currently be carried out. Due to the possible fire hazard, the owners must now leave their cars.
A Daimler spokesman did not confirm the number on request, but named the affected series of diesel models of the SUV GLE, GLS, GLC and G-Class as well as of the C, E and S-Class. Due to a leak in the coolant pump, a rise in the component temperature cannot be completely ruled out in individual cases, explained the car subsidiary Mercedes-Benz continue.
The first batch of repairs is planned for the end of January. Until the workshop appointment, the affected vehicles would have to “be driven particularly carefully and use restricted to the necessary minimum.”