Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc. Fuel System, Gasoline Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
MERCEDES / GLK350
MERCEDES BENZ / C300
MERCEDES BENZ / CL550
MERCEDES BENZ / CL63
MERCEDES BENZ / E350
MERCEDES BENZ / S400
MERCEDES BENZ / S550
MERCEDES BENZ / S63
Model Year(s):
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012
2011-2012

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Report Receipt Date: DEC 03, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V557000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,800

Summary:
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. 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.

Consequence:
If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if anexternal ignition source in present.

Remedy:
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

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