The Problem: The fuel filter flange may crack and leak fuel when operated in high temperatures due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange. Fuel leaked from the crack flange may lead to a fire if an external ignition source is present.
The Fix: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners beginning in January to bring into dealers, which will replace the fuel filter. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 5800 Mercedes-Benz models including 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011.