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Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 mid-size sedans and station wagons in the US from 2013, 2014 and 2015 model years due to engine fire risk.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the brand owned by Daimler AG will recall versions of the CLS-class sedan and the E-class sedan and wagon.

"On certain vehicles, a rubber seal mounted on the firewall may come loose. If the seal was to come loose and fall onto the exhaust system, this could increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property," the company said in a press release elaborating on the issue.

The affected vehicles are Mercedes Benz CLS 400, CLS 550, CLS63, E350, E400, E400 hybrid, E550 and E63. A total of 147,224 vehicles are expected to have the issue.

The company said its US dealers will begin notifying owners and repairing the cars in mid-March. The owners will get four additional retaining clips to keep the rubber seal in place.

Earlier, the carmaker recalled 149,000 000 CLS-class and E-class cars in Europe and China due to the similar problem.