• Nov 5, 2010
2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class due to leaky fuel filters. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, the vehicles' O-ring may not have been properly lubricated, and thus, can result in fuel spilling out onto roads, causing unsafe conditions for other drivers.

NHTSA's bulletin specifically cites that diesel fuel comes out of these leaky fuel filters, but our friends at The Car Connection have confirmed that this recall does, in fact, apply to both gas- and diesel-powered vehicles. Approximately 2,300 vehicles are affected by this recall, and Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the fuel filters free of charge. The recall is expected to ramp up sometime this month.



Photos copyright ©2010 Zach Bowman / AOL

[Source: NHTSA via The Car Connection]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Because the R-Class is possibly the best road trip vehicle ever built, this I can attest to. I couldn't care how something looks on the outside as long as it keeps me comfortable inside for 1,000+ miles.

      Also, the MMC R-Class is rather attractive, especially with the larger wheels.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why would anyone buy this outdated R-Class instead of the sleeker, more modern E-Class wagon?
      • 4 Years Ago
      R-Class recall? Well, the good news for MB is that it'll only cost about $12 in postage to notify every single owner... twice.
      ecaplastics
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now the dust has settled over the Prius recalls is there any evidence that the fateful telephone call from a Prius driver/passenger prior to his/their accident/death caused by a suck accelerator was ever genuine. For a nation that suspects the moon landings were faked as evidenced by a flappy flag the coincidence that Toyota's problems emerged just as GM went into Chapter 11 seems rather obvious. E
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why did Mercedes redesign the front? It's horrible! Who does that? This car is a disaster designwise. BMW cars are also very ugly but somehow end up looking very nice, balanced and aggressive.
      Lisa
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh darn, I'll just have to use the maserati today instead
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, what an improvement the new R class is over the previous monstrosity!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lateral move, at best.
      • 4 Years Ago
      is there a brand out there which is totally worth to trust?
        • 4 Years Ago
        If a simple minor component recall, handled quickly and before anyone gets hurt by it, dissolves your trust, then... no. You'll need to avoid all mechanical products of any kind.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, if you're that paranoid just buy an old car that's the last year of a production run. Of course you'll give up all the safety, power, and reliability improvements new cars have so you're still probably not better off, but at least most recalls would have been done already.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When in doubt, use more lube.
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