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Recall 15V505000

Rubber Engine Compartment Seal Falls Off

Recall Details

The rubber seal that surrounds the engine compartment may become dislodged from the bulkhead area, and fall into the engine compartment. Dealers will replace the rubber seal free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rubber seal that goes around the engine compartment and fastens to the bulkhead may come loose, and could fall into the engine compartment. This could cause a risk of fire.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timeline of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 11, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 11, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
209
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V505000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes Benz E350, E400, E400 4Matic, E63 4M S AMG, E350 4Matic, E63-4M S AMG, 2015 CLS400, CLS400 4Matic, CLS550, CLS63-4M "P" AMG, and CLS550 4Matic vehicles manufactured April 16, 2015, to April 22, 2015. The integral steel cable that secures the rubber seal to the bulkhead might have been damaged due to the supplier rework of the rubber seal. In the event the rubber seal is not properly secured around the engine compartment, it is possible for the rubber seal to 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 engine or exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber seal, in the engine compartment, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. MBUSA's number is 2015080001. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-201-573-5339.
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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