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Recall 16V758000

Fuel Pump Wiring Damage Causes Engine Stall

Recall Details

The fuel pump wiring located under the rear bench seat may come in contact with the seat frame and become damaged. This could cause loss of power to the fuel pump and cause the engine to stall. Dealers will modify the routing of the affected wiring harness and repair it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The wiring to the fuel pump which is under the rear bench seat may become damaged from contact with the seat frame. This could cause the fuel pump to lose power and the engine to stall as a result. If the engine stalls, it could cause loss of vehicle control and result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2016. 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 incomplete 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, October 19, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 19, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,858
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V758000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2017 E300 Sedan and E300 Sedan 4Matic vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to June 30, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the rear bench seat frame may contact and damage the wiring harness for the fuel pump, fuel tank pressure sensor or fuel level gauge.
Consequence
Damage to the fuel pump wiring may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MBUSA has notified owners, and dealers will modify the routing of the affected wiring harness, repairing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began October 28, 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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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