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Mercedes-Benz recalls Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicle

The high-voltage battery may fail

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Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling one model year 2019 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicle.

A welded joint within the high-voltage battery main cell conductors may detach and interrupt electrical contact, resulting in sudden battery failure. The detached weld may also cause an electrical arc which can ignite inside the battery cells.

If the high-voltage battery fails, the vehicle may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, an electrical arc inside the battery increases the risk of a fire.

What to do

MBUSA will notify the owner, and a dealer will replace the high-voltage battery free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2020.

Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at (800) 367-6372.

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