Mercedes Recalls New SL Roadster Due to Fire Risk

Mercedes is an automaker that likes to focus on crash protection. They have engineers that look into real-life crashes their customers have and analyze to see if there’s something they can learn or improve.
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The German carmaker has recently found there’s something wrong with the R231 SL-Class, the brand new roadster built for the 2013 model year. The fluid used as a refrigerant by the air conditioning system could leak in a severe crash, causing a fire in the engine compartment when coming in contact with the hot engine.

A recall affecting only 432 units (this is a brand new car) has been issued in the US, and Mercedes will replace the fragile coolant lines and the fluid free of charge. To find out more contact Mercedes-Benz at (800) 367-6372.
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