As per some news reports, the National Traffic Highway Safety
Administration (NHTSA) has published the full details of Mercedes Benz cars leaking fuel and how they have recalled all the faulty vehicles back to their showroom, or garage rather for further investigation and repairs. This is mere negligence of such a huge and popular automobile company like Mercedes Benz who has been manufacturing defective cars making the leakage of fuel the biggest issue for new buyers.
You might be wondering why the leakage problem is such a critical one. What would happen if there was leakage? A leakage has a great potential to spill the diesel all over the road and any small spark can lite the whole pathway with fire. Isn’t that really dangerous? In the year 2011 Mercedes Benz recalled 2,300 vehicles because of the fuel leakages. After this initial incident, the Mercedes Benz employees were very confident about their fixing. Hence they released the fixed cars to the market again in 2012. The customers were highly unsatisfied because of the break down even for a second time.
Reasoning Behind This
Improper leaks in the vehicle were blamed on a lack of proper lubrication of the filter’s O-ring. Upon getting constant complaints from various customers all around the world, especially in Europe, Mercedes Benz observed the material composition of the O-ring as the main culprit. Because of this, the suppliers have already addressed the production process for eliminating the actual problem. In case there are such faults, then dealers will help you replace the faulty diesel filter at no cost. Some new source leaked out the information that the leakage was mainly caused due to the vibration on some of the diesel models such as Class E, R-class, ML-class, GL-class and S-class.
As per the documents published in the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration website, the main issue is because of the faulty filter seals that can cause diesel fuel to leak on the road in many cases. Over 7,000 diesel vehicles from past 2 years have been trying to fix this huge defect that causes fuel leakage. The recall involved for 2011 and 2012 and consisted of below details.
• 2011 E-class models manufactured from Jul 2010 to Feb 2011.
• R-class vehicles that were built from April 2010 to April 2011.
• ML-class vehicles built from Jan 2010 to March 2011.
• GL-class vehicles built from March 2010 to March 2011.
• Also there was a 2012 model S-class vehicles that were recalled.
Due to so many recalls, Mercedes offered free inspection as well as replacement of the fuel filter if at all needed, only after they diagnose your vehicle in detail. The customers were always welcomed politely by the Mercedes Benz dealers in case they had fuel defect in their vehicles. They offered free service and checkup of the fuel filters, and replacement as well in case it was essential, as well as minor repair causing it to be not-so sufficient to fix them.http://www.thecarconnection.com/cars/mercedes-benz_e-class