Mercedes-Benz USA Recalls 4,871 Vehicles, Dec. 18, 2014

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—December 18, 2014.

SUMMARY: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 E250 BlueTec, E250 BlueTec 4Matic, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, and 2015 ML250 4Matic BlueTec vehicles manufactured February 28, 2014, to November 10, 2014. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area.

CONSEQUENCE: 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.

REMEDY: Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 26, 2014. Owners may contact Mercedes customer service at 1-800-367-6372. Mercedes’ number for this recall is 2014120002.

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: dot.gov