H Mercedes-Benz αναγκάστηκε να προβεί στην ανάκληση 296.000 E-Class και CLS παραγωγής μεταξύ 2013 και 2015 επειδή υπάρχει ο κίνδυνος να προκληθεί φωτιά στον χώρο του κινητήρα.

Τα 149.000 από αυτά βρίσκονται στην Ευρώπη και στην Ασία και τα 147.000 στις Η.Π.Α, με την αιτία του προβλήματος να εντοπίζεται σε μια τσιμούχα, στην οποία μπορεί να υπάρξει διαρροή, πράγμα που θα μπορούσε να προκαλέσει πυρκαγιά.

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RECALL Subject : Rubber Seal may Dislodge and Contact Exhaust
Report Receipt Date: FEB 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V088000
Component(s): STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 147,224
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 E350 Sedan, E350 4Matic Sedan, E350 4Matic Station Wagon, E400 Hybrid Sedan, CLS 550 CGI, and CLS550 4Matic, 2013-2014 E550 4Matic Sedan, 2013 E63 Sedan, E63 Station Wagon and CLS63, 2014-2015 CLS63 4Matic, E63 4Matic Sedan, E63 4Matic Sedan “S”, and E63 4Matic Station Wagon, 2015 CLS400, 2015 E400 Sedan, E400 4Matic Sedan and CLS400 4Matic and 2014 CLS63 “S”. The affected vehicles have a rubber seal at the back of the engine bay that may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened and then may fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed.

If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it may contact parts of the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will attach four additional retaining clips to the rubber seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-March 2015. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-201-573-5339. MBUSA’s number for this recall is 2015020001.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.