Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 147,224 2013-2015 model-year sedans and wagons to address a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The safety recall, set to begin by mid-March, affects the following vehicles:

  • 2013-2015 E350 Sedan
  • 2013-2015 E350 4Matic Sedan
  • 2013-2015 E350 4Matic Station Wagon
  • 2013-2015 E400 Hybrid Sedan
  • 2013-2015 CLS 550 CGI
  • 2013-2015 CLS550 4Matic
  • 2013-2014 E550 4Matic Sedan
  • 2013 E63 Sedan
  • 2013 E63 Station Wagon
  • 2013 CLS63
  • 2014 CLS63 "S"
  • 2014-2015 CLS63 4Matic
  • 2014-2015 E63 4Matic Sedan
  • 2014-2015 E63 4Matic Sedan "S"
  • 2014-2015 E63 4Matic Station Wagon
  • 2015 CLS400
  • 2015 E400 Sedan
  • 2015 E400 4Matic Sedan
  • 2015 CLS400 4Matic.

These vehicles have a rubber seal at the back of the engine bay that may temporarily stick to the hood when it’s opened. When the hood is closed, this seal might then fall into the engine bay and contact parts of the exhaust system. This poses a fire risk, NHTSA said.

To resolve the problem, dealers will attach four additional retaining clips to the rubber seal. There will be no charge for this service.

Vehicle owners can reach Mercedes-Benz customer service at (201) 573-5339. The automaker’s number for this recall is 2015020001.