Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said today that it is waiting for more information from Daimler AG, in light of a recall of one million new models worldwide due to potential fire risk. (File pix)

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said today that it is waiting for more information from Daimler AG, in light of a recall of one million new models worldwide due to potential fire risk.

A total of 51 fires have been reported worldwide.

The company, in the statement said: "Daimler AG has determined that in certain vehicles which have previously experienced damage, such as being through a flood or been submerged in water (a condition known as ‘hydrolocked engine’), the starting current limiter may experience an overload under certain conditions during the starting procedure".

It explained that under such condition, if the driver attempts to start the engine repeatedly despite the engine not cranking, the high electric current might lead to overheating of the starting current limiter.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said that it is awaiting further information from Daimler AG, and will update customers immediately upon receiving the details.

The company said that customers who have queries, can call its customer care line, 1-800-88-1133.