Mercedes said its parent company, Daimler AG (DMLRY), determined that there’s an issue with an engine part that can cause an electrical fire.
The recall will include certain C- and E-Class vehicles, as well as CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles.
“This situation typically occurs in the rare situation where a vehicle is stranded in a significant amount of standing water and the engine stalls and cannot be restarted on the first try,” a Mercedes spokesperson said.
Of the million vehicles to be recalled, 307,629 are in the United States. The company did not immediately have a breakdown of where vehicles will be recalled outside of the United States.