The US division of the German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has just announced a recall involving its E-, GL-, M-,R- and S-Class because of a potential fuel filter leak, which can increase the risk of a crash or a fire.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects a total of 6.872 units, all of them equipped with Mercedes-Benz’s 3.5 liter turbo diesel V6 engine which will be recalled because of a diesel fuel filter that may leak around the heating component, possibly causing fuel to leak onto the roadway or leak onto the heat source, leading to the risk of a crash or fire.
The recall will affect the 2011 E-Class made between July 2010 to February 2011, the 2011 GL-Class made between March 2012 and March 2011, the 2011 M-Class made between January 2012 and March 2011, the 2011 R-Class made between April 2012 and April 2011 and the 2012 S-Class.
The NHTSA didn’t say anything about customer reports, accidents or injuries and Mercedes-Benz USA will start contacting owners of the affected vehicles in November, who will have to make a trip back to the dealership to replace the filter, if necessary, free of charge.
Owners of the mentioned vehicles can contact Mercedes-Benz USA at 1-800-367-6372.