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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
123,000 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152013


  • 123,000 miles


I smelled strong vapors of gas inside my car and outside the area. I looked under car gas was pouring out from under fuel tank. Took it to ( towed that is) the shop find fuel tank was defective ! found hole in the tank on the tab if that makes sense. The shop called around for safety recall and Mercedes see if any other information. I am aware Mercedes has had problem in past with fuel tanks. The sop informed me if I drove this car with heat from exhaust would have caught fire., I am trying to contact Mercedes corporate head quarters with no luck. Is there anyway I can report file have recourse.this came to $3000 out of pocket ! not mention it could have had serious consequences !

- Millwood, NY, USA

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