The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for some of its models because of a possible fire risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2011-2012 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, the GLK 350 and the S550 will be affected by this recall and owners of these models will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a fuel leak which may lead to a fire. The NHTSA says that a total of 5,800 units of the above mentioned models will be affected by this recall in the United States. Other vehicles available are the S400, the S550 4Matic, the S63 AMG, the C300, the C300 4Matic, the E350, the GLK350 4Matic and the CL550 4Matic.
“Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures. If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel, which may lead to a fire if an external ignition source is present”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
The affected Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been produced between the 18th of April, 2011 and the 12th of July, 2011. The company’s dealers will replace the fuel filter free of charge and the recall will begin in January. Meanwhile, owners are advised to contact the automaker at 1-800-367-6372.