Mercedes to recall Smart cars due to engine fire risk

DETROIT — Under pressure from the U.S. government, Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 43,000 tiny Smart cars because the engines can catch fire.

The recall covers the Smart for two cabrio and coupe cars in the U.S. from the 2008 and 2009 model years. It comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation in 2016.

Mercedes says in government documents that an insulation mat can deform, deteriorate and loosen over time. That can allow it to touch hot exhaust system components and catch fire.

The government found 27 reports of engine fires in the cars with one injury.

Dealers will replace the rear insulation mat with an improved one. The recall is expected to start in July.

You may also interested in

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

Aug 18, 2016

The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh

Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

Aug 22, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is replacing Robert Rosiello as chief financial officer as the embattled pharmaceutical company attempts to normalize operations amid a host of ongoing investigations and class action suits

McDonald's recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness bands

Aug 23, 2016

McDonald's recalling millions of fitness bands included in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation

People also read these

Delphi, Mobileye join forces on autonomous car platform

Aug 23, 2016

Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develoDelphi and Mobileye plan to build a complete autonomous driving platformp the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years

How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

Aug 23, 2016

Sky-high price hikes for an emergency allergy medicine are making drugmaker Mylan the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug costs

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries

Aug 25, 2016

Authorities say a wave of severe storms likely produced several tornadoes in Indiana and Ohio, damaging homes and businesses but causing no serious injuries

Emporium Post fulfils the need to know all things about consumers and how businesses can take this opportunity to reach their own customers.

Contact us: sales@emporiumpost.com

Join our mailing list now!