WASHINGTON – Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 809 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 and E350 4Matic sedans because of a fuel line problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles were built with an incorrect flare fitting.
“The connection between the fuel hose and the fuel feed line might develop a leak or may completely disconnect,” said NHTSA in its recall summary. “Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire and if the fuel feed line disconnects, the vehicle would stall, increasing the risk of a crash.”
Mercedes-Benz did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes, fires or fatalities linked to the recall.
The affected cars were built from June 4, 2014 to July 9, 2014.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will install the correct fuel line. The recall is expected to begin in early January. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Edmunds says: Owners of these cars should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.