In the case of a frontal collision, causing a rupture of the refrigerant pipe or other leaks in the air conditioner, the cooling agent may catch fire in the motor compartment.
The recall affects vehicles SL 350, SL 500, SL 63 AMG, SL 65 AMG manufactured in the period 4 March 2011 to 31 May 2012.
Source: Alert 49/2012 A12/1809/12
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, the motor industry standards body Motor Codes offers a Vehicle Safety Recall search. By using this, any recalls that are active for your car can be identified. To use this facility, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a long code number that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.
If it’s confirmed there’s an active recall for your car, you should make contact with a Mercedes-Benz dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.