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Mercedes-Benz Recall 2008 070001: Incorrect Software Calibration Number Codification

2004 Mercedes-Benz E320

In the event of a vehicle crash, the electrical fuel pump may not receive a crash signal that is required for the fuel pump to disconnect and prevent future fuel delivery as designed.

Electrical System

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling MY 2006-2008 M-class, R-class, MY 2005-2009 slk-class, MY 2005-2008 C-class, MY 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 clk-class, MY 2003-2008 E-class, MY 2004 and 2008 cl-class, MY 2008 cls-class, MY 2004 and 2007-2008 S-class, MY 2003 G-class, and MY 2003-2004, 2006 and 2009 sl-class vehicles. A software calibration number (scn) coding received on the affected vehicles during a recent workshop visit was incorrect. Depending on the model year and model affected, the results of an incorrect scn coding can affect a number of vehicle safety and emission functions including the following types of functions: (1) the fuel gauge readings may be incorrect; (2) a stuck fuel-level sensor may not be displayed in the instrument cluster; (3) the obd system may cause the check engine light to illuminate incorrectly; and, (4) the speedometer may be out of tolerance.
Actions
Dealers will recode the scn free of charge. The recall began on August 30, 2008. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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Date Announced
JUL 07, 2008
Vehicles Affected
404
Mercedes-Benz Recall #
2008 070001
NHTSA Campaign #
08V303000
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