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"Recall Alerts"

12-17-2012

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Mercedes Benz Recalls Certain Models


(1) MERCEDES BENZ RECALLS CERTAIN MODELS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

rVehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
MERCEDES / GLK350 2011-2012
MERCEDES BENZ / C300 2011-2012
MERCEDES BENZ / CL550 2011-2012
MERCEDES BENZ / CL63 2011-2012
MERCEDES BENZ / E350 2011-2012
MERCEDES BENZ / S400 2011-2012
MERCEDES BENZ / S550 2011-2012
MERCEDES BENZ / S63 2011-2012

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Report Receipt Date: DEC 03, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V557000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,800

Summary:

Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.

Consequence:

If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if anexternal ignition source in present.

Remedy:

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz 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 www.safercar.gov.

To see this recall go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V557&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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