WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
The leaking oil in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V272000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,725
|MERCEDES-BENZ||GL350||2013 – 2016|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||GL450||2013 – 2016|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||GL550||2013 – 2016|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||GL63||2013 – 2016|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||ML350||2012 – 2015|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||ML550||2012 – 2014|
|MERCEDES-BENZ||ML63||2012 – 2015|
Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2012-2014 ML350 Bluetec 4Matic and ML550 4Matic, 2012-2015 ML63 AMG 4Matic and ML350 4Matic, 2013-2016 GL350 Bluetec 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and GL63 AMG 4Matic, 2017 GLS350d 4Matic, GLS450 4Matic, GLS550 4Matic and GLS63 AMG 4Matic, 2015 ML400 4Matic, 2016 GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic, GLE450 4Matic Coupe and GLE63S AMG 4Matic Coupe, 2015-2016 GL450 4Matic and 2013-2014 GL450 4Matic vehicles equipped with the Active Curve System (ACS). In certain driving conditions, if the oil level in the ACS reservoir is below the minimum level, the oil may foam and leak out of the vent holes in the reservoir cap.
Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will correct the oil level as necessary and replace the reservoir sealing cap to prevent oil foam from leaking out, free of charge. Owners will be notified of the recall with an interim notification in June 2018. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available, currently expected to be in August 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Notes: 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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration