Fire Risk Prompts Mercedes-Benz to Issue Recall of E400 and E550 Vehicles

Insufficient clearance between the left catalytic converter and the composite underbody panel may cause the panel to melt

Fire Risk Prompts Mercedes-Benz to Issue Recall of E400 and E550 Vehicles
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December 12, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling certain model year 2017 E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Convertible, E550 Coupe, and E550 Convertible vehicles that were manufactured between June 7, 2016 and September 8, 2016.

On the affected vehicles, there may be insufficient clearance between the left catalytic converter and the composite underbody panel. This insufficient clearance may cause the panel to melt, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

Approximately 800 E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Convertible, E550 Coupe, and E550 Convertible vehicles are included in this recall.

Mercedes-Benz USA will notify owners, and local dealers will inspect and replace the underbody panel on the affected vehicles, as necessary, free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, vehicle owners can contact Mercedes customer service at (800) 367-6372.