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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017 – 2020)

Published on 06. 06. 2021

Problem description:

Due to a defective screw connection, the starter motor positive cable may become damaged by the relative movements of the starter.

Consequently, the cable could come into contact with the housing of the starter and cause a short circuit, which could lead to an engine stall and an increased risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class models affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 February 2017 and 27 November 2020.

Mercedes recall code: 5491302
Affected models: Vehicles with AMG petrol engine and 4MATIC; Model series: E-Class (BR 213), AMG GT 4-Door Coupé (BR 290)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1 635

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2021 A12/00773/21

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Type of alert Serious
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model E-Class
Production period 15. 2. 2017 - 27. 11. 2020
Risk Fire
Type/number of model e1*2001/116*0501*31 - *49, e1*2007/46*1560*04 - *22, e1*2007/46*1878*00 - *11; Types: 212, R1ES, R1EAMG
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20210604

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

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.

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