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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 1.3 Milion Cars with Faulty Alternators and Batteries

FRANKFURT, March 31, 2005; Reuters reported that U.S.-German carmaker DaimlerChrysler is recalling 1.3 million Mercedes cars of several model ranges worldwide to fix problems with alternators and batteries, it said in a statement on Thursday. On vehicles with six and eight-cylinder petrol engines built between June 2001 and Nov. 2004, the voltage regulator in the alternator is being checked and if necessary replaced, Daimler said. On E-class and CLS-class models made from Jan. 2002 to Jan. 2005, new battery control software is to be installed. In addition the braking system on the current E-class, SL-class and CLS-class models made since June 2001 are also to be updated, it said.