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Mercedes-Benz GLC (2016 – 2020)

Published on 22. 05. 2021
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Problem description:

Faulty connection of the inerting system’s gas pipes could impair the intended distribution of argon shielding gas to the points where there could be contact between the leaking refrigerant R1234yf and hot engine components in the event of an accident. This would reduce the cooling effect of the inerting gas, leading to an increased risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC models affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 February 2016 and 3 November 2020.

Mercedes recall code: 6290101
Affected models: C-class (BR 205), GLC (BR 253)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 264 393

Source: Rapex Alert 20/2021 A12/00669/21

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Type of alert Serious
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model GLC
Production period 5. 2. 2016 - 3. 11. 2020
Risk Fire
Type/number of model Types: 204, 204 AMG, 204 K, 204 K AMG, 204 X, 204 X AMG e1*2001/116*0431*38 to *62, e1*2001/116*0464*18 to *22, e1*2001/116*0463*17 bis *20, e1*2001/116*0457*37 to *52, e1*2001/116*0480*18 to *41, e1*2007/46*1884*00
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 20210521



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