Mercedes Diesel Recall
October 18, 2011 by staff
Mercedes Diesel Recall, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of select 2011 models and 2012 Mercedes Benz equipped with the 3.5L V6 BlueTec diesel turbo on the concerns of a fuel leak around the fuel heating system – an issue that can greatly increase the chances of fire in the affected cars and SUVs.
The new Mercedes Benz diesel recall affects vehicles powered by the 3.5L V6 BlueTec diesel turbo (shown at right) from the 2011 model year, including E-Class models built between July-2010 February 2011, the GL units built between March 2010 and March 2011, M-Class models built from January 2010-March 2011 and R-Class vehicles produced from April 2010 to April 2011, along with the new 2012 S-Class sedan.
A total of 6872 vehicles are included in this recall in the U.S. market, though the German automaker believes that less than 1% of these vehicles actually have the problem that caused the recall .
In these newly recalled vehicles Mercedes Benz, the fuel system includes a heating element which helps prevent slack in cooler weather by heating the diesel fuel. When diesel fuel is cooled, thick or “gel” that can make the vehicle more difficult to start over cause a decrease in performance during driving. Unfortunately for the owners of these diesel combustion 2011 and 2012 Mercedes Benz, the fuel filter can develop a leak around the heating element and diesel fuel leaks from the line and gets to the resistance – there is no clear danger of fire. Even when there is a fire, a fuel leak may have a heck of a mess in the car in the garage and the worse the drain along with hurting your fuel consumption.
This Mercedes Benz BlueTec diesel recall is expected to officially begin in November and at that time, the owners of the 6872 units will be asked to return to their local Mercedes Benz dealership, where is the fuel filter and fuel heating system inspected . If the fuel filter and heater assembly appears to be a problem, the dealer replace and repair faulty components free of charge to the customer.
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