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Reprinted article from link below.
In the middle of the pandemic you may have missed this.

What’s the Problem?
According to a recall notice by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a welded joint within the high-voltage battery main cell conductors on affected Mercedes Smart Fortwo cars may detach and interrupt electrical contact, resulting in sudden battery failure.
The detached weld may also cause an electrical arc which can ignite inside the battery
cells, NHTSA said. If the high-voltage battery fails, the vehicle may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. An electrical arc inside the battery could also increase the risk of a fire.
Mercedes-Benz is notifying owners and dealers will replace the high-voltage battery, free of charge. This recall began on April 24, 2020.
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Thanks for the "heads up."

This "recall" (NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V107000) listed only ONE MY19 vehicle as being impacted? Perhaps this Law Firm is trying to find another one or two?
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Feb 24 2020

If the high-voltage battery fails, the vehicle may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, an electrical arc inside the battery increases the risk of a fire.

Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling one 2019 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicle. A welded joint within the high-voltage battery main cell conductors may detach and interrupt electrical contact, resulting in sudden battery failure. The detached weld may also cause an electrical arc which can ignite inside the battery cells.

What should you do:
MBUSA will notify the owner, and a dealer will replace the high-voltage battery, free of charge. The owner was notified of the safety risk on March 31, 2020. A second letter will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V107000

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1

 

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Yeah, that's a law firm fishing for a class action suit.

The recall covers a single vehicle. Think of it like back in 2009 or so when a few dozen were recalled for faulty tridion cell paint.
 
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Only 43 smart ForTwo's, all sold in 2008. It seems that some adhesive was laid over the problematic paint on the trident cell, and if the paint lets go... so does the glue. The NHTSA's assessment that the sudden loss of either the glass in front of you or the panoramic roof could potentially lead to a crash.
 
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