Following a large recall earlier in the month by Volkswagen for more than 160,000 of its clean diesel vehicles for a fuel leak, another German car giant is recalling clean diesel cars for a similar reason.
This time it’s luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz, who is recalling 6,872 of its clean diesel vehicles due to a manufacturing flaw in fuel filter seals. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the faulty fuel system may leak onto roadways possibly causing accidents, or if there is a combustion source, a fire.
Recalled vehicles include diesel versions of the 2011 Mercedes Benz E, GL, ML and R Class vehicles and 2012 S Class cars. The recall is in addition to 2,297 2011 E-Class Wagons being recalled for the same reason.
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