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Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018 – 2020)

Published on 14. 03. 2021

Problem description:

Due to a defective screw connection, the positive 12V battery cable may come into contact with the starter and be damaged by its movement. Consequently, the damaged positive cable might be in contact with the starter housing, which could lead to a short circuit.

As a result, the battery may become discharged in a short period of time, and an intermediary electrical component might be overloaded, leading to immobilisation of the vehicle and to increased the risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC models affected by this recall were equipped with an AMG petrol engine and 4MATIC and manufactured between 12 January 2018 and 21 January 2020.

Mercedes recall code: 5491301
Affected models: GLC AMG 4MATIC
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 13 351

Source: Rapex Alert 10/2021 A12/00338/21

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Type of alert Serious
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model GLC
Production period 12. 1. 2018 - 21. 1. 2020
Risk Fire
Type/number of model Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0480*24 to *36, Type: 204X
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 20210312

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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