Due to Fire Risk, Mercedes Recalls 5,800 Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz will recall an abundance of vehicles, all for the same reason. Due to a faulty fuel filter flange, it may crack, which would cause a fuel leak that may result in a possible fire. Cars affected by the recall involve the: GLK350, C300, CL550, CL63, E350, S400, S50, and S63 models built between April 18,2011 and July 12, 2011.

The stems from an irregularity during the molding process, leaving some of the fuel filter flanges too thin, which makes them susceptible to cracking when operation at high-heat levels. Mercedes will contact all affected customers and replace their fuel filters free of charge. This recall is expected to begin in January, 2013. If your vehicle fall into this category, you may contact Mercedes-Benz at (800)-367-6372.

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