According to a filling with US safety regulators, the third largest premium automaker in the world, Mercedes-Benz, has opted to recall to dealership services 4,871 sedans and SUVs in the country due to possible oil leaks.
Daimler AG’s local flagship unit Mercedes USA is calling back in the safety campaign certain E-Class sedans, together with M-Class and GLK-Class SUVs that were produced for model years 2014 and 2015. The possible defect involves an oil leak stemming from around the chain tensioner gasket in the four-cylinder diesel engine. According to the documents filed by the automaker with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the possible oil leak is increasing the risk of a fire or a stalling engine. It could also become hazardous to other road participants, because it increases the risk of a crash, according to the same filled documents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filling reveals that the affected models include certain model-year 2014-2015 E250 BlueTec and E250 BlueTec 4Matic sedans, along with GLK250 4Matic BlueTec SUVs, and 2015 ML250 4Matic BlueTec SUVs. The company would proceed to change the chain tensioner gasket free of charge and the recall could be publicly announced on December 26.