Mercedes Benz to recall 300,000 cars in the US

Mercedes has joined the league of carmakers ready to carryout a large scale recall of 308,000 cars in the United States.

According to reports from Reuters News Agency, the recall is necessitated by a potential fire hazard. According to the reports, about 35 car fires have so far happened in the United States linked to specific range of Mercedes.

Daimler AG determined that there’s an issue with an engine part that can cause an electrical fire.

As at the time of writing the report, the recall will include certain C- and E-Class vehicles, as well as CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles.

“This situation typically occurs in the rare situation where a vehicle is stranded in a significant amount of standing water and the engine stalls and cannot be restarted on the first try,” a Mercedes spokesperson told CNNMoney.

The company said it’s currently unaware of any injuries or deaths resulting from the issue.

A spokesperson for the U.S. arm of Mercedes was not able to verify those numbers for CNNMoney.

Daimler AG has not responded to comments by several news sources as at the time of writing this report request.

Tesla, the electric carmaker also did a large scale recall after several problems were detected in one of its top line hybrid cars.