Mercedes recalls some EQC electric cars because of potentially faulty bolt

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Daimler is recalling some latest Mercedes-Benz EQC electric cars due to a potentially defective bolt in the differential, the company stated on Tuesday.

“Daimler AG has found that on certain EQC vehicles the bolt in the front axle differential transmission might not meet durability specifications. Thus, it cannot be ruled out, that the bolt breaks over lifetime,” the automaker stated.

The defect could interrupt torque transmission to the front axle, resulting in stalling of the vehicle. Additionally, if parts of the broken bolt become lodged within the differential transmission, this could impact the ability to control the vehicle, boosting the risk of a crash, Daimler stated.

German industry publication kfz betrieb, which at first reported details of the recall, stated 1,700 vehicles were targeted. Daimler refused to talk about the number of vehicles affected.

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