Potential Fuel Leak From Fuel Return Hose at Fuel Tank
Engine, September 27, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
A fuel leak may develop at the fuel return hose at the fuel tank. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Micro cracks can develop in the fuel return hose at the fuel tank. Fuel may leak from these cracks, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel return hoses to correct this concern. This recall began on September 27, 2005. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006080007.
Mfr's Report Date:
September 27, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FUEL RETURN HOSE BETWEEN FUEL TANK AND RETURN LINE CAN BE PERMEATED WITH FUEL. THIS SITUATION RESULTS FROM THE EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION OF THE HOSE UNDER PRESSURE CAUSING MICROCRACKS IN THE HOSE MATERIAL.
THESE MICROCRACKS MAY CAUSE FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL FUEL RETURN HOSES WITH THE APPROPRIATE HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2005080007.CUSTOMERS 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