Mercedes recalls some of the EQC and electric cars due to potentially faulty bolt

FILE PHOTO: The Mercedes-Benz logo is seen on a Mercedes-Benz F125 concept car is electric powered by a hydrogen fuel cell at the Hannover fair in Hannover, Germany, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang rattay

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler is to recall a number of the new Mercedes-Benz EQC-electric cars because of a possible defective bolt in the differential, the company said on Tuesday.

“Daimler AG has determined that there is a specific EQC vehicle, the bolt in the front axle differential transmission that may not meet the battery life. Therefore, the possibility cannot be ruled out that the screw for the break of life,” the automaker said.

The fault could interrupt the torque transmission to the front axle, resulting in a vehicle stall. In addition, if the parts of the broken bolt are to be submitted by the differential transmission, as this can have an effect on the ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash, Daimler said.

German industry publication, automotive operations, which was notified of the details of the recall, said the 1,700 vehicles were targeted. Daimler declined to comment on the number of vehicles involved.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Jan Harvey and Dan Grebler

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