NHTSA Opens investigation into fuel leaks on the E55

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  1. SavMan

    SavMan Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    Picked this up on PlanetSuperCar, extended for all W211 between 2003 and 2006 in the US after 50 alleged cases

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    As some of you may have known
    A number of us filed a complaint with the NHTSA
    Please see the following website.
    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...ct/results.cfm

    Today I got a hold of the lead investigator and he confirmed that Mercedes sent a FedEx Package to their attention last friday. They will need some time to review the documents and post up the relevant info. They intend to post up a cover letter in the next few days

    BTW here is the listing of documents uploaded to NHTSA Website which shows correspondence between the agency and the manufacturer.
    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...01&docType=INV

    Be sure to check periodically as it will be updated soon!

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  2. prprandall51

    prprandall51 MB Enthusiast

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    US cars have a different filler system to support vapour recovery - this may well be associated with that fitment.
     
  3. asad7860

    asad7860 Active Member

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    I had a fault where there was a strong smell of petrol in the car, I called MB, they took apart the rear seat and found the fuel sender to be cracked and there was a 30ml pool of petrol surrounding it. FIxed under my tier 1 warranty I had at the time. Potential fireball? It certainly scared me as there was 80 litres of Shell Vpower in the tank a few inches below.
     

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