Mercedes-Benz USA Recall of Certain Model Year 2011 and 2012 Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 15, 2011.

Summary:   Mercedes-Benzes USA (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2011 vehicles including E-class (212 platform), manufactured from July 2010 through February 2011, R-class (251 platform), manufactured from April 2010 through April 2011, ML-class (w164 platform), manufactured from January 2010 through March 2011, GL-class (X164 platform), manufactured from March 2010 through March 2011, and model year 2012 S-class (221 platform) vehicles.  The diesel fuel filter may leak from the area around the heating component.

Consequence:   Diesel fuel may be deposited onto the highway and create the potential for a crash.  Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Remedy:  MBUSA will contact owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the diesel fuel filter if necessary, free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin during November 2011.  Owners may contact Mercedes-Benzes USA at 800-367-6372.

Notes:  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to