1. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL NHTSA Campaign #11V496000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 03, 2011
    • Vehicles 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.

    Actions: Mbusa will contact owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the diesel fuel filter if necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on November 30, 2011. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz usa at 1-800-367-6372. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V496000 »