What’s the Problem?
According to a recall notice by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a welded joint within the high-voltage battery main cell conductors on affected Mercedes Smart Fortwo cars may detach and interrupt electrical contact, resulting in sudden battery failure.
The detached weld may also cause an electrical arc which can ignite inside the battery
cells, NHTSA said. If the high-voltage battery fails, the vehicle may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. An electrical arc inside the battery could also increase the risk of a fire.
Mercedes-Benz is notifying owners and dealers will replace the high-voltage battery, free of charge. This recall began on April 24, 2020.
Do I Have a Mercedes Smart Fortwo Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mercedes Smart Fortwo lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Mercedes Smart Fortwo, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.