Recall over leaking fuel filters in Mercedes-Benz vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class due to the leaking of fuel from the defective fuel filters. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, the O-rings from these fuel filter may possibly not have been properly oiled to provide a good surface contact. As a result, it can cause fuel to leak when the fuel line is under high pressure.

Although the leaking fuel filter does not pose an immediate hazard threat to the affected vehicles, but however, it pose a threat to other drivers on the road as it makes the road more slippery. In a non-safety issue, the leaking fuel filter results in greater fuel consumption while contributing pollution to the environment.

This recall applies to both diesel and gasoline engines of the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class vehicles. Mercedes-Benz estimated about 2,300 vehicles are affected by this recall, and Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the fuel filters free of charge.

The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2010. Owners of affected vehicles can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372 for more information.

Source NHTSA