German multinational automotive corporation, Daimler AG will recall up to a million Mercedes-Benz vehicles due to the risk of fire, after a reported 51 vehicles caught fire. There were no reported injuries or deaths, stated Daimler AG, and the company will begin recalling in the United States market in July when parts become accessible. The company said the fix has been applied to the vehicles before being sold off. The subject relates to a hypothetically faulty fuse.
"Any affected vehicles in inventory will not be sold until they can be outfitted with the additional fuse," said a Mercedes-Benz spokesman. Of the million vehicles to be recalled, 307,629 are in the United States, which is 40,000 units less than Mercedes-Benz reported to U.S. regulators.
The company did not immediately have a breakdown of where vehicles will be recalled outside of the United States, said CNBC. The United States is among the three biggest markets for Mercedes-Benz, the others being China and Germany. Of the 51 fires, 30 were reported in the U.S. market, a Mercedes-Benz U.S. spokesman said. The recall affects newer models, including those from the 2017 model year. Mercedes-Benz and Daimler said it would begin to notify its U.S. customers late in March. It didn't say when owners in other markets would be notified.