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Recall 15V088000

Rubber Seal Under Hood Detaches And Causes Fire Hazard

Recall Details

A rubber seal at the back of the engine bay may stick to the hood and then fall into the engine compartment, possibly contacting hot exhaust components and causing a fire hazard. Dealers will attach additional retainer clips to the rubber seal free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A rubber seal under the hood at the back of the engine bay may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened, and then fall into the engine bay when closed. This can result in the rubber seal contacting hot exhaust parts, and result in a fire.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mercedes-Benz must be performed by a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Mercedes-Benz began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in March, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes-Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 13, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 13, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
147,224
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V088000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 E350 Sedan, E350 4Matic Sedan, E350 4Matic Station Wagon, E400 Hybrid Sedan, CLS 550 CGI, and CLS550 4Matic, 2013-2014 E550 4Matic Sedan, 2013 E63 Sedan, E63 Station Wagon and CLS63, 2014-2015 CLS63 4Matic, E63 4Matic Sedan, E63 4Matic Sedan "S", and E63 4Matic Station Wagon, 2015 CLS400, 2015 E400 Sedan, E400 4Matic Sedan and CLS400 4Matic and 2014 CLS63 "S". The affected vehicles have a rubber seal at the back of the engine bay that may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened and then may fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed.
Consequence
If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it may contact parts of the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will attach four additional retaining clips to the rubber seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-March 2015. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-201-573-5339. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2015020001.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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