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Mercedes-Benz recall 07V263000

Mercedes Recalls Multiple 2000-2004 Vehicles Due to Leaking Active Body Control Hose

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Mercedes-Benz CL500 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
CL55 AMG 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
CL600 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
S430 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
S500 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
S55 AMG 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
S600 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview

The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V263000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 19924

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, CORROSION MAY OCCUR IN THE INNER STEEL PORTIONS OF THE ACTIVE BODY CONTROL'S (ABC) HIGH PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION HOSE DUE TO EXTENSIVE EXPOSURE TO HUMIDITY CAUSING DETERIORATION OF THE HOSE.

Consequence: THIS MAY RESULT IN ABC HYDRAULIC FLUID LEAKAGE NEAR THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. LEAKING FLUID MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH HOT ENGINE COMPONENTS AND LEAD TO A POSSIBLE FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW CORROSION RESISTANT ABC HIGH PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION HOSE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 2, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes: MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 207060002.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