Mercedes-Benz and Volvo recall thousands of cars

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Mercedes-Benz and Volvo recall thousands of cars

Two luxury car makers have been forced to recall their new machines for serious faults.

Mercedes-Benz issued a recall this week for close to 3000 C-Class sedans for a potential fire hazard. The models affected were built between from 2021 and 2022.

The risk of fire is caused by the potential for water to leak through the boot when opened after heavy rain or after using a high pressure water cleaner.

If moisture does enter it can cause a short circuit that could lead to a fire, which according to the recall notice increases the risk of serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

Mercedes-Benz will contact affected owners and ask them to contact their local dealership to carry out the free repair as soon as possible.

Volvo has also been forced to issue a recall on its hi-tech XC60 Recharge and XC90 Recharge.

About 900 of the plug-in hybrids have been hit with the recall notice for a potential loss of power while driving.

The affected vehicles were 2022 and 2023 models.

A software error in the engine control module could prevent the combustion engine from restarting after a stop. If the battery that powers the electric motor is also depleted it could lead to a loss of power.

According to the recall notice a loss of power while driving coils increase the risk of accident, injury and death to a vehicle occupant or other road users.

Luckily there is a very convenient fix.

Owners can perform an over-the-air update – similar to how a smartphone updates its operating system – to rectify the issue.

Affected customers who don’t want to perform an over-the-air update also have the option of taking the vehicle to their local dealership to have the software updated at no cost.

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