Mercedes Dealerships to Replace Fuel Pumps
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC has issued a recall for 79,676 vehicles in the 2021 to 2024 model years due to a faulty fuel pump.
The German automaker reported that owners of the affected vehicles are at risk of being in a collision because the fuel pump could shut down while the driver is on the road, according to the NHTSA report.
The signs of a faulty fuel pump range from sudden stalling and unpredictable engine behavior to difficulty starting the vehicle and a misfiring engine.
Mercedes-Benz and Suppliers Investigate Fuel Pump
Mercedes began investigating the faulty fuel pump issue back in June 2022 after receiving field reports from outside the United States alleging inconsistent power delivery in certain vehicles. The company suspected the fuel pump could be the problem and in July 2022 then “began retrieving fuel pumps from affected vehicles in the field and analyzing them in coordination with the supplier,” the NHTSA said. Mercedes worked together with its suppliers and sub-suppliers to analyze the materials used in the affected fuel pumps. It was determined there was “irregularity in individual raw material batches used for the suspect fuel pump impellers,” the federal safety agency said. In January 2023, the company began to research which vehicles had faulty fuel pumps and put together a list of affected vehicles.
Owners of the vehicles equipped with the fuel pumps will be notified by mail in February. Also, dealerships will replace the fuel delivery module on the affected vehicles at no charge to owners.
This recall expands on one issued in June last year by the NHTSA recall number 23V-445.
List of the recalled Mercedes-Benz vehicles with defective fuel pump:
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43
- 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG E53
- 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63
- 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43
- 2022-2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE53
- 2022-2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63
- 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT43
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT53
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL43
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63
- 2022-2024 Mercedes-Benz C300
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz E350
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz E450
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz G550
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
- 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE350
- 2022-2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE450
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE580
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS450
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS580
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz S500
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz S580
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600
- 2022-2023 Mercedes-Maybach S580
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Published on Jan 18, 2024
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