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Mercedes-Benz G550 recall 09V453000

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 2009 550 G-Class Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Problems
Engine, January 15, 2010

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling 2009 550 G-Class models due to fuel line quick connectors that were not properly connected on the assembly line. In case of a frontal crash, the fuel pump may no longer function, which could lead to fuel loss. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak can result in a fire. Dealers will check the connectors and install a new clamp free of charge.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2009

Mfr's Report Date:
January 15, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V453000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 352

Summary: MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2009 550 G-CLASS VEHICLES. THE FUEL LINE QUICK CONNECTORS LOCATED UNDER THE VEHICLE AWAY FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CONNECTED PROPERLY ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE AND COMPLETELY SEATED IN THE CONNECTION. IN CASE OF A FRONTAL CRASH, THE FUEL PUMP WOULD NO LONGER FUNCTION BUT A PARTIAL DISLOCATION OF THE LINE COULD LEAD TO A POTENTIAL FOR FUEL LOSS FROM THE LINE AT THE QUICK CONNECTOR.

Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CONNECTION OF THE FUEL LINE QUICK CONNECTORS AND INSTALL A NEW CLAMP TO ASSURE THE QUICK CONNECTORS SECURE CONNECTION. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes: MERCEDES RECALL NO. 2009110005.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 .

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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