The ever-moving revolving door that is car recalls is moving once again and this time, the company that finds itself on the spotlight is Mercedes-Benz.

The German automaker has officially issued a recall involving a number of their vehicles – 2011 models of the E-Class, M-Class, R-Class, and GL-Class – over what the company describes as defective fuel filters.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an important item in these vehicle’s fuel filters – the O-ring – may have been improperly lubricated. The effect of this defect could lead to the car’s fuel spilling out onto roads, which could potentially lead to dangerous driving conditions not just for the driver of the affected car, but for other vehicles around it.

Mercedes has approximated that around 2,300 of their vehicles have this defect and thus subjected to the recall, which is expected to begin later this month. All affected vehicles are expected to go to their Mercedes dealerships and have the problems fixed at no cost to the car owner.


Source: NHTSA

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  (247) posted on 11.7.2010

excessive fuel leakage implies it is supposed to leak some fuel by design.

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