Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

230 electrified sedans asked back over wiring fault that could pose a fire hazard.

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue.

The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated.

If the condition occurs, the chafing line could cause a short circuit and start a fire, posing a hazard to occupants of the vehicle.

There are 230 units in total included in this recall – a VIN list is attached here. Vehicles were available for sale from 30 December 2014 to 28 April 2017.

Owners are advised to contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership to arrange the inspection and repair of their vehicle, free of charge.