The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/1382/18

Product:  Passenger car

Name: C-class, E-class

Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced during March 2018 are affected.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0431*46, e1*2007/46*1666*06; types: 205, 238

Risk type: Fire
The lower engine compartment cover lacks the necessary left-hand gap for the exhaust system.
As a result, the exhaust system temperatures resulting from operation at full load could lead to the cover catching fire.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: 6290150

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland, Sweden