Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost 324,000 autos within the U.S. for a water intrusion threat that may trigger the engine to stall, in keeping with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
An engine stall whereas driving can enhance the danger of a crash, NHTSA mentioned.
Water intruding the rear finish of a automobile can accumulate within the spare tire wheel nicely over time, NHTSA mentioned. The collected water might doubtlessly make contact with the gasoline pump management unit, interrupting gasoline provide and inflicting the engine to stall, the assertion mentioned.
Dealers will examine recalled autos for water intrusion, set up a water drain plug and change the gasoline pump at no cost, NHTSA mentioned.
The company mentioned 323,963 autos are doubtlessly affected, together with:
• 2012-2014 ML550
• 2012-2015 ML350 and AMG ML63
• 2015 ML250 and ML400
• 2016 GLE450 and GLE300
• 2016-2018 GLE350 and GLE550
• 2016-2019 GLE400
• 2017-2019 AMG and GLE43
• 2016-2020 AMG and GLE63
Customers might be notified by mail earlier than Feb. 21. A humid carpet within the rear finish of the automobile, the sound of water splashing within the spare tire wheel nicely or an illuminated verify engine gentle might alert drivers earlier than the difficulty happens, a press release mentioned.
“We are not aware of any crashes, injuries, deaths or property damage claims in the U.S. related to this defect,” Mercedes-Benz USA spokeswoman Anne McGregor mentioned in a press release.
It was not clear if Mercedes was issuing the recall for autos outdoors the U.S.