The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for the SLK and S-Class in Australia, because of a possible fire risk.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), a total of 240 units of the Mercedes-Benz SLK Class and 2 units of the S-Class Sedans, produced between April and July 2011, will have to be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take them back to the dealers. The ACCC says that the 242 cars have a potential fault with the fuel filter which, if ignored, may cause fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Mercedes-Benz Australia is currently contacting owners of these vehicles through mail. Dealers have been notified and they will replace the faulty fuel filters free of charge. No reports of accidents or injuries related to this problem have been received. The Australian recall is part of a larger global recall which will affect 5,800 vehicles of the S400, S550, S550 4MATIC, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4MATIC, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4MATIC, CL550 4MATIC and CL63 AMG.