Mercedes-Benz to recall Smart cars in China

The German automaker Mercedes-Benz has announced this week a new recall for China that will see just over 50,000 smart cars recalled thanks to a defective belt drive. The recall will take place from August 22 in China, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision.

This Mercedes-Benz Smart Car recall includes models between 2009-2014, which involves the Smart 52kW MHD models. The problems start thanks to vibration causing the belt drive transmission system to stop working that can lead to engine damage in the most serious of cases.

Mercedes-Benz’s China division will be recalling all vehicles made up to March 21, 2014 and from August 27, 2008. The check will focus on replacing parts with problems and improving the transmission system.

This August recall will join another from Mercedes-Benz in August. The previous statement involved an issue with the warm water shut-off valve in Smart Fortwo vehicles for China, and that recall is also starting from August 22.

Thanks to Shanghai Daily.

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