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When the engine and transmission cannot turn over when starting the vehicle, a part of the system called the starting current limiter may overheat, causing a fire hazard.
Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.
When unsuccessfully attempting to engage the starter to start the engine, the starting current limiter may overheat, resulting in components melting and causing a fire hazard. Dealers will install an additional fuse in the electrical line to the starter free of charge to resolve the concern.