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Model year 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 and E300 vehicles recalled

The vehicle's battery may short circuit in a crash

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Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 4,073 model year 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupes, C300 4Matic Cabrios, E300s, E300 4Matics, C300s, C300 4Matics, C300 Coupes and C300 Cabrios.

The cover for the starter battery may not cover the live positive electrical wire, and in certain crashes, the vehicle's strut brace may deform and short circuit the battery.

If the battery is shorted, the emergency door unlocking would be deactivated for an outside responder and the short circuit could increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive pole cover, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2018.

Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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