Mercedes-Benz and Pa­jero re­calls

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

Mercedes-Benz and Mit­subishi have warned of re­calls in South Africa.

Merc is re­call­ing about one mil­lion cars and SUVs world­wide be­cause, says the au­tomaker, a starter part can over­heat and cause fires.

The re­call cov­ers cer­tain C-Class, E-Class and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs, all from 2015 through 2017, in­clud­ing nearly 308 000 in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa said their tech­ni­cal team is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the num­ber of ve­hi­cles in SA that are af­fected and will in­form own­ers and the me­dia as soon as these num­bers are known.

Af­fected mod­els are cer­tain A-/B-/C-/E-Class as well as CLA, GLA and GLC ve­hi­cles.

Mercedes-Benz SA suc­cess­fully re­called 2 200 units in Fe­bru­ary 2015 to fix a prob­lem with an en­gine com­part­ment seal that could ig­nite.

Mit­subishi Mo­tors SA (MMSA) has is­sued a pre­ven­ta­tive re­call on 7 449 Pa­jeros in South Africa to in­spect and re­place driver airbags.

Mit­subishi is one of sev­eral ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers af­fected by the po­ten­tially de­fec­tive airbag in­fla­tors man­u­fac­tured by Takata, OEM airbag sup­plier to Mit­subishi and var­i­ous other au­to­mo­tive brands.

MMSA is cur­rently busy con­tact­ing own­ers to ar­range and co-or­di­nate the tim­ing of the ser­vice in­spec­tions where airbags will be re­placed at no cost. The in­spec­tion and re­place­ment pro­ce­dure will take ap­prox­i­mately one hour. — WR.

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