Merc diesels recalled in fuel fix

2011-10-20 10:02

DETROIT - Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz unit is issuing its second recall in two years to address leaky fuel filters in diesel vehicles.

Documents on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website say the recall involves 6872 vehicles, among them diesel versions of the 2011 E-Class, 2012 S-Class, 2011 R-Class, 2011 ML-Class and 2011 GL-Class.


The diesel fuel filter has a seal that can leak around the heating component.

Daimler previously recalled 2297 2011 diesel vehicles to counter the same problem so the automaker changed the production process but further complaints rolled in and a second production change was required.

The recall will begin in November and dealers will replace the fuel filter if necessary though the company estimates less than one percent of recalled vehicles will need a fix.

A Mercedes-Benz SA spokesperson has still go get back to us.