Mercedes-Benz Announces Two Recalls Affecting 33,200 Late-Model Cars
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March 24, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 33,200 late-model vehicles as part of two recalls announced this week.

In more than 3,000 model year 2015 C300 4matic and C400 4matic vehicles, the fuel delivery module may be improperly secured to the fuel tank. Additionally, the electrical wires that connect to the fuel delivery module might have been pinched between the flange of the fuel delivery module and the tank.

If the locking plate is not properly secured to the fuel delivery module it may become loose, and leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire. If the electrical wires are pinched, the fuel pump may stop working, causing the vehicle to stall.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles for improperly secured locking plates and pinched wires, correcting the vehicles as necessary, free of charge.

The company is also recalling more than 30,100 certain model year 2015 CLS 400 and CLS 400 4matic, 2012-2015 CLS 550 and CLS 550 4matic, 2012-2013 CLS 63, 2014 CLS 63, and 2014-2015 CLS 63P vehicles.

The affected vehicles have LED tail lights that may not light on the sides, reducing its rear side visibility. This makes the vehicle more difficult to see and fails to comply with federal safety standards.

Dealers will update the lighting controller software, free of charge.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners affected by both recalls, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. For more information, owners can contact customer service at 1-800-367-6372.