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Mercedes recalls 33,000 cars in the US

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On: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:52AM | By: Teddy Field


Mercedes recalls 33,000 cars in the US

Mercedes has been manufacturing cars since the late 1800s, and they rarely get anything wrong. But when you have to combine thousands of moving parts, even the best car builders can have problems. That's why Stuttgart had to recall some 33,000 copies of the 2012-2015 Mercedes CLS and around 3,000 units of the 2015 Mercedes C-Class. Let's find out why...

Mercedes just announced two separate campaigns to fix two separate problems on two separate cars. The first campaign covers 30,141 copies of the popular Mercedes CLS uber-coupe. That includes the 2015 CLS 400, 2015 CLS 400 4Matic, 2012-2015 CLS 550 & CLS 550 4Matic, and the 2012-2015 CLS 63 AMG. It seems that a software problem keeps the side LEDs in the tail lamps from lightning up. This apparently causes the tail lights to be too dim to comply with the federal motor vehicle safety standard. No accidents have been reported, and a Mercedes dealer will gladly reprogram the appropriate module to fix the problem.

The second recall campaign covers 3,039 copies of the 2015 Mercedes C300 4Matic and Mercedes C400 4Matic. It seems that the locking plate on the fuel delivery module (located in the fuel tank) can come loose, potentially causing fuel leaks and other more dangerous problems (like a fire). Additionally, the electric wires leading to the fuel pump can become crimped, causing fuel pump failure. No accidents or injuries have been reported, and naturally, Mercedes dealers will fix the problem free of charge.

Owners will be notified at the end of March. They can also call Mercedes customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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