Mercedes-Benz and Pajero recalls
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.
More on www.mitsubishimotors.co.za/recall.