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Recall 15V138000

Wiring To Fuel Delivery Module Pinched Causing Engine Stalling

Recall Details

Fuel may leak from the fuel tank where the fuel delivery module mounts to it, and the module may lose electrical power and stop operating due to pinched wiring. Dealers will inspect the vehicle for the improperly secured fuel delivery module and pinched wires, correcting the vehicles as necessary free of charge to resolve the concerns.

Our Quick Take

The engine may stall due to the fuel delivery module failing to operate. This can occur due to some wiring being pinched at the fuel tank, cutting off power to the module. Additionally, fuel may leak because the fuel delivery module may be improperly secured to the fuel tank.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mercedes-Benz must be performed by a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do 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.

Electrical & Lights, March 10, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 10, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,039
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V138000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 C300 4matic and C400 4matic vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to July 25, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may be improperly secured to the fuel tank. Secondly, electrical wires that connect to the fuel delivery module might have been pinched between the flange of the fuel delivery module and the tank.
Consequence
If the locking plate is not properly secured to the fuel delivery module it may become loose, and leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire. If the electrical wires are pinched, the fuel pump may stop working, resulting in a stall, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles for improperly secured locking plates and pinched wires, correcting the vehicles as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2015030004.
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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