Mercedes-Benz is issuing a recall on several of its popular 2011 and 2012 models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a faulty fuel-filter may be on the following models: GLK 350; C300; CL550; CL63; E350; S400; S550; and S63.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 5,800 vehicles for a fuel filter that could crack under high temperatures. If a defective fuel filter is cracked and exposed to a source of ignition, the car could catch fire. Affected models were produced from April 18, 2011, to July 12, 2011.
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin sometime in January 2013. Owners can also call Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at (800) 367-6372. Owners can also contact the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or on its website at www.safecar.gov.