The signing of small cars of Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) Smart has become very popular in the whole world thanks to the success that took his urban micro Fortwo for two. This small vehicle already goes by its third generation and has managed to fit in the minds of many consumers, so that also sold, and with relative success in the United States.
Precisely in that market is where comes this call to review. According to the customers of the brand the small Fortwo when goes circulating tends to burn and consume is in its flames in very little time. Obviously this situation not be gives in all them models of the micro urban that are circulating by the country, only are affected some units of the second generation, specifically which is manufactured between them years 2008 to 2009.
Some customers (specifically six of the eight that have suffered this incident) is have complained to the brand of that when were in your car this is has burned and have been warned of this made by others drivers, since in the interior of the vehicle not is appreciated signs of the fire. Them fires recorded have happened in years different, them five first were in the year 2014 and those other three have happened in October of this same year.
So far the German brand has done is start an investigation along with the NHTSA to see what is to what could be happening to these models. Initially brand announced that it has no record that no victims or injured by this event. However it will call to review models sold (about 43 thousand units) between those years to verify the condition of the engine in order to find the reason of these spontaneous fire.
Source – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)