PhotoDaimler Vans USA is recalling 15,160 model year 2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles.

The integrated backup battery compartment located underneath the front passenger's seat may not have its own cover, potentially exposing the battery when the seat is moved forward.

If conductive material, such as metal, unintentionally drops into the opening and contacts the terminals on the battery, an electrical short can occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz dealers will install covers over the battery compartment area free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 22, 2019.

Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at (877) 762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS2SITZAB.

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