Mercedes-Benz Recalls E-350 for Fuel Line Issue
Photo of Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.
Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 809 2014 model-year E350 and E350 4Matic vehicles to address a fuel feed line problem that might lead to stalling or pose a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.
The vehicles at issue were manufactured June 4-July 9 in 2014. They were built with a fuel feed line that has a single flare fitting instead of a double flare fitting, NHTSA said. Because of the incorrect flare fitting, the connection between the fuel hose and fuel feed line might develop a leak or completely disconnect.
Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire, NHTSA noted. What’s more, if the fuel feed line disconnects, the vehicle would stall and increase the likelihood of a crash.
Dealers will install the correct fuel line, free of charge, to fix the problem. This recall is expected to begin in early January.
Vehicle owners can reach Mercedes-Benz customer service at (800) 367-6372.