The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for the 2013 SL-Class because of a problem with the air-conditioner refrigerant line which may rupture, increasing the risk of a fire.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 432 units of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class in the United States will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA is saying that the recall has been announced because of the air-conditioner refrigerant line which can rupture in a severe crash and this can increase the risk of a fire.

“Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, conducted product testing of a vehicle not sold in the U.S., but equipped with the same refrigerant. According to Mercedes-Benz, the testing was designed to replicate worst-case conditions expected in a severe frontal crash that would cause a rupture of the air-conditioner refrigerant line”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.

The carmaker says that the affected Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vehicles have been produced between the 19th of December, 2011, and the 31st of May, 2012. The recall is expected to begin this month and owners of the model mentioned above are advised to contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.


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