Friday, March 29, 2013

Feds probe fuel leak in 250,000 Mercedes

Feds probe fuel leak in 250,000 Mercedes
Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau - 2 days

More than 250.000 Mercedes-Benz E-class luxury cars is a federal safety switch probe built in are aligned.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration works with the German manufacturer to see whether the fuel could step out a problem from the upper part of the gas tank in the luxury cars - accidentally due to repairs, which could have been caused during a previous recall.

NHTSA and Mercedes have so far about 533 by owners who claim to fuel a strong smell of petrol, usually after smell complaints.

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"We take this issue seriously and cooperate with NHTSA," Mercedes said in a statement. "Neither we nor NHTSA have received any reports of fire, accidents or injuries."

A technical analysis is currently in progress, and finally to a recall by E-class models, which could create between 2003 and 2008 model years. There are indications that the issue makes the unintended result of repair, another problem, 2008 recall to fix the E-class-air pollution control to resolve may have been.

The investigation between 2003 and 2006 first focused on a small number of high performance Mercedes E55 AMG models. About 20 complaints, the small object model have been recorded. But the probe was expanded to also E320 E350, E500, EA550 and E63 AMG models include.

Almost 6,000 Mercedes vehicles which were with eight different models on a callback December last year due to a possible fire hazard involved. Security action by a faulty fuel filler flange caused to crack and spillage of gasoline in the tank could.

A who's - who of the automaker's recalls due to fuel spill and other fire related problems have faced in the past year. 2013 Split and leak gas, a wide range of Toyota products equipped with a faulty window switch these range from the Ford Escape, where a fuel line could that could overheat and cause a fire.

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