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Recall 10V540000

Fuel Leak From Fuel Filter Area

Recall Details

The o-ring at the fuel filter area may leak Diesel fuel. Dealers will replace the fuel filters free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The o-ring sealing the fuel system at the fuel filters may leak Diesel fuel.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz contacted customers starting in November 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is affected. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Engine, October 29, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 29, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,297
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V540000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 M-CLASS, MODEL W164, GL-CLASS, MODEL X164, E-CLASS, MODEL W212, R-CLASS, AND MODEL V251VEHICLES. THE O-RING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY LUBRICATED IN ALL CASES. LACK OF LUBRICATION CAN LEAD TO LEAKAGE OF THE FUEL FILTER.
Consequence
DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON ROADS AND MAKING THOSE ROADS SLIPPERY, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 24, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372. THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED . PLEASE SEE RECALL CAMPAIGN 11V-496.
Notify
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
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