Latest Mercedes-Benz News

Mercedes Cleared by NHTSA Over the 2012 Probe

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finally put a closure to an investigation it started in 2012 concerning some Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars. The three-year investigation, which ended last Tuesday, centered on the alleged fuel leaks affecting 281,000 units of the said range. It should be recalled that the NHTSA started the investigation in January 2012 after it received around 20 complaints from owners of 2003 to 2006 Mercedes E55 AMG. Then, it later included in the probe the 2003 to 2008 E-Class models. The complainants claimed that there was a strong odor emanating from both inside and outside of their vehicles. They added that the issue was particularly evident when they just… Continue Reading »


8,279 Sprinter Vans Recalled by Mercedes-Benz

It seems the new recall of Mercedes-Benz, which was announced a few days ago, does not only cover the E-Class, M-Class, and GLK-Class ranges as we reported earlier. According to Reuters Canada, even the commercial vans of the three-pointed star brand were affected. The report said Mercedes-Benz is recalling 8,729 of its Sprinter vans in the United States. The figure is in addition to the 4,871 sedans and SUVs, which were subject for recall following the recent probe of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Potential Oil Leak Detected by NHTSA Based from the source, NHTSA cited similar concerns over a potential oil leak in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The MB vans that were affected by the… Continue Reading »


284,000 Mercedes C-Class Cars Subject for Recall

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 284,000 units of its C-Class cars in the United States and Canada. According to a report from Reuters, the German brand has been forced to take the action because of the fault discovered in its tail lights, which cause it to dim or fail to work. Based on the complaints lodged within the dealership of Mercedes in the U.S. and in the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the models that are affected by the recall are the C300, C350 and C63 sedans within the model year 2008 up to 2011. The findings of the NHTSA indicated that the issue stems out from the poor electrical… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Tail Light Problems Under Investigation

Safety regulators in the United States of America are currently conducting an investigation with Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars. According to news sources like ABC News, and Miami Herald, the company’s C-Class cars are being investigated for tail light problems. The investigation regarding the Mercedes tail light problems covers around 253,000 cars of the brand. Year 2008 up to 2011 C-Class models are the subjects of the probe. The scrutiny from the Feds came after 402 complaints were filed to both the US National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the German automaker regarding Mercedes tail light problems. The figures include five cases of fires and one injury based on reports. NHTSA… Continue Reading »


NHTSA Launches A Probe To Look Into 250,000 Complaints From E-Class Owners

Yesterday, various news sources like the NBC, GlobalPost, CBS and USNews revealed that around 250,000 Mercedes-Benz owners in the U.S. have reported fuel leaks from their cars. The cars which were included in the report belong in the 2003 up to 2008 E-Class models of the brand. Based on the reports, E-Class Mercedes-Benz owners have complained to the company and to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that their car reeks of gasoline just after refueling. As a result, the government agency organized a probe that aims look into the issue. The vehicles targeted were the ones that were released in 2003 up to 2008. The news sources added that… Continue Reading »


2011 diesel models recalled for potential fuel leak

Goodness, gracious. Don’t say we didn’t tell you earlier. As of right now, 2,297 Mercedes-Benz diesel models have been recalled because of a potential fuel leak problem. These specific models are the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, R-Class and M-Class rangers. Apparently, there’s an o-ring somewhere in the fuel system that wasn’t installed correctly during production. Mercedes-Benz did the right thing by informing the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (a.k.a. NHTSA) that they failed to lubricate the said o-ring before installing it into the fuel system of these models. This brings about high risk of fuel leaking from the system, specifically the fuel filter. NHTSA officials are actually more worried about… Continue Reading »


Fuel filter leak recall issued on 2011 models

Heads up, folks! If you’re driving a 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class or R-Class, then you’d better call your dealer right away. Mercedes-Benz has just issued a recall on these models due to leakage problems on their fuel filters. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there is an o-ring on the fuel system that may not have been lubricated and installed properly, thus causing fuel to spill out. The recall bulletin from NHTSA provides specific details on diesel variants of these models, but our friends over at The Car Connection says otherwise, confirming that the problem affects gasoline variants as well. So be warned and be safe. Your dealer should… Continue Reading »


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