Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for more than 6,700 C-Class cars in the US due to a fire risk. 6,752 different C300 cars produced between June 24, 2021, and May 13, 2022 are included in the recall.
A Mercedes-Benz C-Class model from 2022 may have a water leak in a specific area of the trunk, according to a recall notice. In the event that this happens, moisture can get inside the signal acquisition and actuation module, perhaps causing a short circuit and raising the possibility of a fire.
Other problems might also be brought on by a short circuit. For instance, the rear luxury sedan's external light might stop working, the backs of the seats might accidentally fold down, and the rearview camera might not work properly, all of which would increase the likelihood of a collision and injuries.
Depending on what function any moisture may affect, owners of impacted vehicles may receive a warning. Impacted owners will be notified before November 11, 2022 and instructed to bring their vehicle to their nearest dealership where a cover will be fitted over the SAM.
Shortly after the 2022 C-Class was unveiled in the United States on May 6, 2022, Mercedes-Benz was first made aware of potential water ingress problems. The business then realized that opening the trunk while it's wet could result in water dripping into the trunk and possibly coming into contact with the SAM.