On Friday, November 5, a recall affecting approximately 2,300 Mercedes-Benz sedans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) was issued by Daimler AG, according to ABC News. A German car corporation, Daimler AG is the world’s 13th largest manufacturer of cars as well as the 2nd largest truck manufacturer.
The recall was issued in response to faulty fuel filters that have the potential to leak diesel fuel. According to the manufacturer, a lack of lubrication within the engine of the diesel vehicle could potentially cause the fuel filters to leak onto roads and highways. According to Rob Moran, the spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz USA, no injuries related to the recalled vehicles have been reported to the manufacturer.
The recall affects some 2011 GL, M, and R Class SUVs as well as 2011 E Class sedans. All vehicles affected by the recall were produced between November 2009 and October 2010.
Mercedes-Benz stated that owners of recalled vehicles will be notified shortly, and that dealerships will replace the defective fuel filters free of charge.
This year has seen a number of large motor vehicle recalls, including GM, Subaru, Cadillac, Volkswagen, Lexus and Toyota. For the Toyota recall, over 10 million Toyota motor vehicles between 2009 and 2010 were affected.
It is the duty of car manufacturers to produce motor vehicles that are safe for consumers to operate and are free of defects. If your car requires multiple repairs, it may be a lemon. Under California new and used car lemon law, you may be able to receive a full refund for your lemon vehicle or a new car.
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