Mercedes-Benz warns car owners of fire risk it can’t fix.
Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz informed owners of its luxury cars of a technical defect that could spark a fire, the company said, adding a recall was not possible because parts needed to fix the problem are not available.
Auto manufacturer Daimler advised 800,000 Mercedes-Benz owners that a technical defect could cause their cars to catch fire, but said it lacked the parts to fix the defect immediately, warning owners to instead drive “particularly carefully.”
The issue was traced to a possible leak in a coolant pump, Daimler said in a December 2021 letter to drivers that was published by Bild Tuesday.
Until a fix is possible, affected vehicles “should be driven particularly carefully and usage kept to a bare minimum,” according to the letter, which Daimler confirmed as authentic to Reuters.