WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Report Receipt Date: JUN 08, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V351000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 814
All Products Associated with this Recall
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2015 E250 BlueTec vehicles manufactured November 3, 2014, to December 15, 2014, E250 BlueTec 4Matic vehicles manufactured November 4, 2014, December 17, 2014, GLK250 vehicles manufactured November 13, 2014, to January 30, 2015, and 2015 ML250 BlueTec vehicles manufactured December 12, 2014, to February 9, 2015. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area.
Leaking oil may drip onto a hot engine surface, increasing the risk of a fire. Additionally, the leaking oil may be a road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 19, 2015. Owners may contact Mercedes customer service at 1-800-367-6372. Mercedes’ number for this recall is 2015050005. Note: This is an expansion of NHTSA recall 14V-762.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.