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DaimlerChrysler has announced that it is recalling 2005 and 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren models due to a problem with the electrical system. The $450,000, 617-hp car with a top speed of 208 mph could catch fire due to the high temperatures generated by the electrical system and the resulting damage inflicted upon the vehicle's alternator. So far, no fire or accidents have been reported. The recall affects 433 vehicles in the United States, and will involve replacing the alternator and installing a modified control unti. Vehicles elsewhere in the world are being dealt with as well.

We wonder if this Mercedes is included in the recall.

[Source: DaimlerChrysler via Yahoo!]

Thanks to speed42 for the tip.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      now i have to be without a car for a day. I should have bought the enzo.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I can't belive it!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm sure Dietrich's SLR is 'not guilty' of the alleged malfunction.
      • 9 Years Ago
      if there ain't no hummers in Heaven I ain't goin'

      but jeez as an MB owner myself why can't the Germans master electricity at least as well as the British
      • 9 Years Ago
      I wonder if Dietrich will bring his in?
      • 9 Years Ago
      That sucks......Now Paris Hilton won't have her SLR to crash or give hummers in!