Mercedes Benz has announced a recall of some of their vehicles after reports that a fuel filter may have leaking issues, according to recent news reports.
Approximately 6,872 of the cars are subject to recall. Among them are the E-, GL-, ML- and R-Classes of the 2011 model year. The 2012 model year S-Class is also subject to recall.
The problem is with the diesel fuel filter, which may leak around the heading component. This increases the risk of a fire. It also poses a threat if it were to spill on the highway, creating a higher risk for a crash.
Mercedes Benz will begin contacting consumers in November. The defective diesel fuel filter will be replaced free of charge, after inspection at a dealership. Those who seek additional information can contact the car company or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I know how dangerous the roads can be, especially when a vehicle has a defect that endangers not only the driver of the defective vehicle, but also everyone else on the roadway. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident at the fault of another party, I recommend contacting a product defect lawyer as soon as possible in order to discuss your legal options.