2016 Smart Fortwo Recalled by Mercedes for Potentially Faulty Parking Brake

5,061 2016 Smart Fortwo Cars Recalled by Mercedes-Benz USA

Smart Fortwo recall

Smart Fortwo recalled due to faulty parking brake and potential crash risk

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) has announced a recall for owners of certain 2016 Smart Fortwo vehicles.

Some 5,061 vehicles may be affected by a problem with a lock nut that secures the vehicle’s parking brake cable to its lever. Over time this nut may loosen and the vehicle could move before the brake engages.

Under certain situations, the vehicle may not be safely held in place and may unexpectedly move if it were on a slope or even other situations.

The auto manufacturer has identified this as a potential crash risk and subsequently they have recalled the vehicles to fix the potential problem.

Mercendes-Benz USA plans to begin notifying owners and dealerships of the problem in September. They plan to replace the parking brake cable lock nut, at no cost.  For more information about this recall contact customer service at 1-877-496-3691.

2016 Smart Fortwo

It may look like your child’s Little Tykes cozy couple, but this tiny car is actually made for the road and designed to be both fuel efficient and small enough to park about anywhere. The 2016 Smart Fortwo is the third-generation of this tiny 3-cylinder compact car. The 106-inch long vehicle is so small its owners may park in a space less than half the size of a standard parking spot. On the downsize, the Smart Fortwo has only an 8.7-gallon fuel tank, but despite its size it can travel for roughly 300 miles due to its 35 mpg consumption range.

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