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Mercedes-Benz recalls 1.3 million vehicles

MERCEDES-Benz is recalling 1.3 million vehicles worldwide, including 58,000 in the UK. Models affected are those with six- and eight-cylinder petrol engines built between June 2001 and November 2004.

The recall is for checks on the voltage regulator in the alternator and if necessary replacement. On E-class and CLS models, made from January 2002 to January 2005, new battery control unit software is to be added to enhance the on-board power supply. In addition, the braking systems on E-class, SL and CLS models from the production period June 2001 to March 2005 are also to be updated.

The company is stressing that the recall is due to potential problems identified on the production line.

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