Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five vehicles from the current W205 series C-Class line.
The small handful of vehicles sold between August 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014, are being recalled over concerns of a fire risk as a result of faulty battery wiring.
Mercedes-Benz reports that an isolated manufacturing fault may have deviated the threaded connection of the battery’s ground line.
As a result of the higher resistance from the battery line, affected vehicles could be affected by local heating, which can lead to sparks and, in the worst case, a fire.
Mercedes-Benz Australia Corporate Communications Senior Manager, David McCarthy, told CarAdvice that it is “not yet known” which variants specifically are affected, but it is likely to be sedans.
McCarthy also said that the local division is unaware of any incidents or injuries related to the recall fault.
This recall is the second within a week after Mercedes-Benz issued a recall notice for a potential fuel leak in its Sprinter Van range.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail, with the fix estimated to take one hour to complete.