Mercedes has to recall 30,567 vehicles worldwide. In Germany, 1,033 vehicles are affected.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) is having the car manufacturer Mercedes recall 1,033 vehicles in Germany. 30,567 vehicles are affected worldwide.
Mercedes-Benz AG has found that on certain vehicles of the V-Class/Vito (BR 447) series with 4-cylinder OM654 diesel engine, the routing of the fuel filter drain line may not correspond to the specifications. In this case, the drainage line could be in contact with the underbody paneling and chafe when driving. This could result in diesel fuel escaping and causing a clearly noticeable smell of fuel. The fuel leak could increase as the process progresses. Depending on the amount spilled, the risk of accidents for following traffic could increase. Local legal framework conditions could not be complied with.
A fire hazard can be ruled out because there are no hot components near the drain line or in areas where escaping fuel could possibly get.
These models are affected by the recall in Germany:Mercedes V-Class /Vito (BR 447) From the production period July 2020 to April 2022 (worldwide: 30,567 vehicles: 1,033 vehicles) As a precautionary measure, the drain line on the affected vehicles will be replaced by a screw plug for draining the fuel filter via the Mercedes-Benz service organization. The planned visit to the workshop for replacing the drainage line will take about an hour.
The KBA reference number is 012418, the manufacturer code of the recall is 0992007. ,
Mercedes has to make improvements to 30,567 vehicles of different models worldwide. In Germany, 1,033 vehicles are affected. Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that the routing of the fuel filter drainage line may not correspond to the specifications for certain vehicles of the V-Class/Vito series (BR 447) with a 4-cylinder diesel engine OM654.