Illustrative photo | source Mercedes Benz
Published on 12. 03. 2021
The maximum permissible operating temperature of individual diodes on the alternator rectifier bridge could be exceeded and the diodes could subsequently fail. Consequently, an improper flow of current from the on-board electrical system battery through the alternator to the vehicle earth could occur.
As a result, the windings in the alternator stator could be heated to such an extent that an outbreak of fire cannot be ruled out.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class models affected by this recall were equipped with a four-cylinder petrol engine and manufactured between 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2018.
Mercedes recall code: 5499723
Affected models: C-Class BR 205
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 270 754
Source: Rapex Alert 10/2021 A12/00323/21
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Mercedes Benz dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.