Mercedes-Benz has announced that they are recalling 139 vehicles in America due to the potential of a fire risk. A production process deviation may have caused the fuel rail and injectors to not be cleaned properly before assembly.
An investigation from Mercedes-Benz has revealed that trapped debris could damage the seal between the fuel rail and fuel injector. The German car manufacturer reports that damage to the seal could cause fuel to leak into the engine compartment. Fuel that is leaking into the engine compartment could come in contact with hot parts of the engine and allegedly cause an engine fire.
Mercedes-Benz states that owners of impacted vehicles may notice a fuel odor if a leak occurs or will see a check engine light if the fuel rail pressure deviation exceeds thresholds.
Mercedes-Benz dealerships will replace the fuel rail and fuel injectors of affected vehicles at no cost to the owner.
Mercedes-Benz Models Affected by the Recall
A total of 139 vehicles are involved in the recall:
- 2019 G63 AMG (2 units)
- 2019-2020 A220 (9 units)
- 2020 A35 (1 unit)
- 2019 C300 (1 unit)
- 2016 C300 (1 unit)
- 2020 C43 (1 unit)
- 2020 C63 (1 unit)
- 2020 CLA250 (6 units)
- 2019 E300 (6 units)
- 2020 E350 (5 units)
- 2020 E450 (1 unit)
- 2019 G550 (2 units)
- 2019-200 GLA250 (3 units)
- 2020 GLS450 (24 units)
- 2020 GLB250 (9 units)
- 2019-2020 GLC350 (48 units)
- 2020 GLE450 (7 units)
- 2020 GLS580 (2 units)
- 2019 AMG GT 63 (4 units)
- 2019 AMG GT 53 (2 units)
- 2020 S560 (2 units)
- 2020 SL550 (1 unit).
Customer Recall Notifications
Vehicle owners will be notified on February 8, 2022, and dealerships were notified of the recall on December 17, 2021.
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V961000
- Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
- Components Fuel Rail and Seals
- Potential Number of Units Affected 139
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