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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupes and Convertibles, and 2014 Fortwo Coupe Electric and Fortwo Convertible Electric vehicles;  STEERING
Report Receipt Date: MAR 31, 2015 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V192000 
Component(s): STEERING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,058 

APRIL 2015 -- Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupes and Convertibles, and 2014 Fortwo Coupe Electric and Fortwo Convertible Electric vehicles. The affected vehicles have steering gear mounting bolts which may break during vehicle operation. If the steering gear mounting bolts break, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


AUGUST 2008 -- Smart USA is recalling 43 MY 2008 Fortwo 451 vehicles. A single batch of paint sent to the company did not meet specifications. This paint was manufactured in Germany. A re-work was done in the plant using different formulations of painting materials. After the re-work was completed, it was determined that the combination of materials used to repaint the frame and chassis could lead to de-lamination of the paint materials from the body and frame structures. Such de-laminating can take place in the area of the body where the windshield and roof have been affixed with adhesive, which could affect the adhesion of those components to the vehicle body increasing the risk of separation. This could cause a crash if the roof or windshield separated from the vehicle while in motion. Dealers will repaint the affected areas to meet specifications The recall is expected to begin during September 2008. Owners may contact Smart USA at 1-248-648-2451. 08V-390