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Mercedes-Benz GL350 BLUETEC 4MATIC Recall 11V496000

Potential Diesel Fuel Leak

Recall Details

The Diesel fuel filter may leak from the area around the heating component. Fuel may leak onto the roadway, increasing the risk of a crash. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the Diesel fuel filter to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

A Diesel fuel leak may develop from the area around the fuel heater component of the fuel filter.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles during November 2011. If you are experiencing a Diesel fuel leak, or you don't receive notification and feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Engine, September 30, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 30, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,872
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11V496000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ USA (MBUSA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 VEHICLES INCLUDING E-CLASS (212 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011, R-CLASS (251 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2010 THROUGH APRIL 2011, ML-CLASS (W164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, GL-CLASS (X164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 S-CLASS (221 PLATFORM) VEHICLES. THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER MAY LEAK FROM THE AREA AROUND THE HEATING COMPONENT.
Consequence
DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ONTO THE HIGHWAY AND CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
MBUSA WILL CONTACT OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ USA AT 1-800-367-6372.
Notes
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.
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