Mercedes-Benz recall in America

There has recently been a recall of 6,872 clean diesel of Mercedes-Benz’s in the USA.  The Mercedes-Benz recall was triggered after a fault within the car’s fuel system. Just when petrol prices around the world are increasing, the last thing motorists need is it leaking away from their cars.

Fuel Filter fault

The fuel filter seal within the car needs major attention as the diesel fuel in which it stores is leaking. In some cases they could even leak onto the road which could lead motorists into being involved in a very hazardous situation indeed.

This comes after a recall of 2,297 cars from its 2011 generation for identical problems.

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association) released a notice on their website stating that the potential dangerous of the fuel leaks. They mentioned that leaks around the heating component occurring from the diesel fuel filter may lead to leakages on the highway (American term for motorway). From here a fire may be caused, which for obvious reasons could cause all sorts of problems.

The fuel leaks that may occur could cause other accidents too such as cars slipping. If cars were to come across an fuel leak, it’s tyres would not be able to handle the oil, with the grip being nonexistent.

Another German company having identical problems

We reported that Volkswagen also needed a recall on their cars following the same within their cars. You wouldn’t expect such a thing from two giant auto manufactures, especially considering that they are both German too.

Mercedes-Benz models involved in the recall

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 (Developed from July 2010 – February 2011)
  • Mercedes-Benz R-Class 2011 (Developed from April 2010 – April 2011)
  • Mercedes-Benz ML Class 2011 (Developed from January 2010 – March 2011)
  • Mercedes-Benz GL Class 2011 (Developed from March 2010 – March 2011)
  • Mercedes-Benz S Class 2012

Slow to react?

All replacements of the diesel fuel filters will be free of charge. Mercedes-Benz is due to contact owners of the cars stated above in order to inspect their cars. Could all of this been done a little quicker? Some have complained that the whole recall process is taking too long and the chances of accidents occurring in between are quite high.

It’s very unusual that you hear of a Mercedes-Benz recall, especially twice within the same year. Considering their the fact that they are one arguably the most desirable premium brand in the world, this piece of news is sure not to dampen their illustrious reputation.

 

 

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