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Sunday, November 7, 2010

MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING YEAR 2011 M-CLASS, MODEL W164, GL-CLASS, MODEL X164, E-CLASS, MODEL W212, R-CLASS, AND MODEL V251VEHICLES.

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     MERCEDES BENZ / E     2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / GL     2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / M     2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / R     2011
Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. Mfr's Report Date: OCT 29, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V540000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL FILTER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2297
Summary:
 MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 M-CLASS, MODEL W164, GL-CLASS, MODEL X164, E-CLASS, MODEL W212, R-CLASS, AND MODEL V251VEHICLES. THE O-RING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY LUBRICATED IN ALL CASES. LACK OF LUBRICATION CAN LEAD TO LEAKAGE OF THE FUEL FILTER.
Consequence:
 DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON ROADS AND MAKING THOSE ROADS SLIPPERY, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ 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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