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NHTSA Recall 11V496000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Mercedes-Benz S-Class

NHTSA Recall 11V496000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V496000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     MERCEDES BENZ / E 	    	2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / GL 	    	2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / ML 	    	2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / R 	    	2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / S CLASS 	    	2012
Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. 	Mfr's Report Date: SEP 30, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V496000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,872
Summary:
MERCEDES-BENZ 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-BENZ USA AT 1-800-367-6372.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
30 September 2011NHTSA Recall 11V496000
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Fuel System, Diesel
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
30 September 2011Part 573 Defect Information Report
From: Frank J. Diertl & R. Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 522KB - 3 pages
5 October 2011Recall Update - Replace Diesel Fuel Filter, Models 164, 164.8, 212, 251 Model Year 2011 and Model 221 Model Year 2012
From: Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principals
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 42KB - 1 page
14 October 2011Diesel Fuel Filter
From: Ric Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Frank J. Diertl, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 46KB - 3 pages
18 October 2011Recall Update - Replace Diesel Fuel Filter, Models 164, 164.8, 212, 251 Model Year 2011 and Model 221 Model Year 2012
From: Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principals
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 129KB - 1 page
15 November 2011Part 573 Defect Information Report Update
From: Frank J. Diertl & R. Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 37KB - 2 pages
23 November 201149 CFR Part 573; Recall of Mercedes-Benz Diesel Fuel Filter
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: R-Thomas Brunner & Stephen Kraitz, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 2.2MB - 14 pages
5 January 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 43KB - 2 pages
10 April 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 42KB - 2 pages
3 July 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 71KB - 2 pages
3 October 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 38KB - 2 pages
7 January 2013Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 43KB - 2 pages
2 April 2013Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 46KB - 2 pages


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