Recall: 5,800 Mercedes cars for fuel leaks
C-, E-, S-, CL- and GLK-Class models from 2011 and 2012 are included.
The fuel filter flange, a connection joint between the fuel tank and the outside filter, may have been improperly molded so that certain areas are thin and weak. This can cause the flange to crack from the fuel line's high pressure and temperature and leak gasoline onto a hot component, such as an exhaust pipe.
Only specific trims from the 2011 and 2012 model years are affected, including rear-wheel-drive and 4Matic versions of the GLK350, C300, CL550, CL63 AMG, E350 sedan and coupe, S400 hybrid, S550 and S63 AMG. No fires or injuries have been reported, the company said.
Dealers will begin the recall in January and replace the fuel filters. Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Other automakers have had similar recalls this year. In November, Jaguar recalled 4,195 XF sedans from the 2010-2012 model years for fuel tank flanges that could crack and leak fuel. In June, Ford recalled 11,500 Escapes for cracked fuel lines and recalled 5,499 Edge crossovers in September for other fuel-line leaks.
Wow, I suppose they will have to ship all thise cars back to Germany to be fixed, I would not trust a MB shade tree mechanic to monkey with it here.
Oh well, I always believe Sam Snead was and always will be the best and greatest golfer ever, and Ben Hogan was second. And all the other clowns are way down the line.
Glad you agree.
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