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Mercedes Recalls Nearly 7,000 Cars!

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On: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:14AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Mercedes Recalls Nearly 7,000 Cars!

Although dated earlier than today, Mercedes just recently issued a recall for quite a number of its diesel models produced during various (and specific) time periods during the last two years.  The E-Class, GL-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, and S-Class diesel models are all being brought back because it seems they have a penchant for depositing fuel on the roadway, which can obviously cause the roadway to become dangerously slick for other drivers or even catch fire under the right conditions.  Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Mercedes Benz / E2011
Mercedes Benz / GL2011
Mercedes Benz / ML2011
Mercedes Benz / R2011
Mercedes Benz / S Class2012

Manufacturer:Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Mfr's Report Date:Sep 30, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:11V496000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Fuel System, Diesel
Potential Number of Units Affected:6,872

Summary:

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2011 vehicles including E-Class (212 platform), manufactured from July 2010 through February 2011, R-Class (251 platform), manufactured from April 2010 through April 2011, ML-Class (W164 platform), manufactured from January 2010 through March 2011, GL-Class (X164 platform), manufactured from March 2010 through March 2011, and model year 2012 S-Class (221 platform) vehicles. The diesel fuel filter may leak from the area around the heating component.

Consequence:

Diesel fuel may be deposited onto the highway and create the potential for a crash. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Remedy:

MBUSA will contact owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the diesel fuel filter if necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2011. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz USA at 1-800-367-6372.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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