The Mercedes-Benz CLS and the E-Class are the subject of a recall which has been recently announced because of a problem which might eventually lead to a fire risk.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for the Mercedes CLS and E-Class. According to the feds, the affected vehicles have a problem with the rubber seat which is at the back of the engine bay. This can stick to the opened hood and fell on the engine bay when the hood is closed and if coming in contact with the exhaust system it may lead to a fire.
“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. If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it may contact parts of the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.
The affected models are the 2013-2015 E350 Sedan, E350 4MATIC Sedan, E350 4MATIC SW, E400 Hybrid Sedan, CLS 550 CGI and CLS 550 4MATIC. Other versions affected are the 2013-2014 E550 4MATIC Sedan, 2013 E63 Sedan, E63 SW and CLS63, along with the 2014-2015 CLS63 AMG 4MATIC, E63 4MATIC Sedan, E63 4MATIC Sedan S and E63 4MATIC SW. The 2015 CLS400, the 2015 E400 Sedan, the E400 4MATIC Sedan and the CLS400 4MATIC, along with the 2014 CLS63 S are also affected. The recall should begin in mid-March. For extra details on the topic, owners can contact MBUSA at 1-201-573-5339 or the NTHSA at 1-888-327-4236.