approximately 42,800 model-year 2008-09 smart fortwo electric city cars
the problem: the rear insulation mat in the used engine compartment may deform, deteriorate and loosen over time, allowing the mat to contact hot exhaust system components and increasing the risk of fire.
the fix: dealers will replace the rear insulation mat with an improved one for free.
what owners should do: smart manufacturer mercedes-benz will begin notifying owners in july. owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit nhtsa's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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