Mercedes-Benz recalls 2022 EQS for potential fire risk

Mercedes-Benz is recalling a small variety of 2022 EQS fashions as a consequence of a pair {of electrical} connections that won’t have been correctly secured throughout meeting. These points can lead to non-functioning gear, or in uncommon cases, create a possible hearth hazard. Thankfully, the potential difficulty has been remoted to fewer than 25 examples of the brand new all-electric flagship.

“Attributable to a deviation within the manufacturing course of, the bolting of the bottom connection on the front-left longitudinal provider in addition to the potential equalization for the electrical auxiliary heater within the motor compartment won’t meet present manufacturing specs,” Mercedes-Benz stated in its defect report back to NHTSA.

“An incorrectly bolted floor connection may lead to an elevated electrical resistance on the connection,” Mercedes stated. “The mix of doubtless excessive electrical currents flowing by way of this connection and an elevated electrical resistance may improve the danger of fireside. Within the occasion of an interruption with this floor connection, the left headlamp won’t perform, amongst different potential elements.”

Other than what could look like random malfunctions (such because the aforementioned headlight difficulty), there could be no different outward indicators of an issue, Mercedes-Benz says. Sellers are within the technique of being notified of the difficulty; homeowners will obtain notices earlier than the top of April.

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