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If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if an external ignition source is present.

Fuel System, Gasoline

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.
Actions
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in February 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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Date Announced
DEC 03, 2012
Vehicles Affected
5,800
Mercedes-Benz Recall #
2013010004
NHTSA Campaign #
12V557000
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