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!!! ATTENTION !!!! - FUEL LEAK ISSUE HAS BEEN SETTLED BY DAIMLER-BENZ... 2014.12.23

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!!! ATTENTION !!!! - FUEL LEAK ISSUE HAS BEEN SETTLED BY DAIMLER-BENZ... 2014.12.23

Check out the information below:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...robe/20800823/


Looks like MBZ will now cover all repairs for MY2003 -2009 E Class for up to 15 years (and unlimited mileage) for fuel leaks....

Get those fuel tanks fixed, gents!!!

And for those of you who paid out-of-pocket: Go ask for your refund!!!!




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What?!?!!

Time for me to go out and buy another E55K!!!
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I Just replaced both sides. Sunday. I did this two days ago. lolz
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NHTSA said it is "closing this investigation based on the manufacturer's extend warranty of the affected fuel system components and in consideration that the nature of the leaks does not appear to present an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety."
Well....
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That's great news!
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damn, too bad I replaced mine already as well! I doubt they'll be giving anyone refunds though. Still, good news.
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Well....

Take the deal...

No way the legal team at MBZ is going to admit fault.

They are agreeing to pay for repairs, get your refund!


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Okay, gotta find the letter that MB published and march into the dealer. Or better yet just call MB since most of us have record of visiting the stealer.
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I'll take the cash if I can get it, but this part is stupid:

NHTSA said when the tank is full, fuel can slowly weep or seep from micro-cracks in these components and may collect in cavities on top of the filter/sender, pump, or tank. "Contrary to complainant's allegations that fuel entered the inside of their vehicle under the rear seat bench, neither (NHTSA) nor Mercedes found a plausible way for this to occur," NHTSA said. "The fuel tank is located outside of the passenger compartment, attached to the underside of the vehicle. The service access ports for the fuel filter/sender (driver's side) and fuel pump (passenger's side) are located under the rear seat bench, covered by a steel plate, sealed and bolted to the vehicle floor."
yes - when the fuel adds up on the top of the sender, it moves around and soaks INSIDE the car, under the "Steel plate" that is not sealed perfectly.
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Here we go:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3003-61085.pdf


Letter explaining how stealers will deal with customers.

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They explicitly proved somehow that the fuel does not wick past the plate. Strange, as it usually does.

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3003-61088.pdf
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Great news ! good to know !
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So can we have this work done without exclusion? Or do they need to inspect and determine there is a problem?
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I just did mine last week If anyone finds out how/when we can get re-imbursed please post it up... Otherwise Great news if they actually take care of this...
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when do you think that memo will make it to the dealership.
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What about those that had to fix out of pocket prior to 12/23/14? Where does that leave us? Does this mean that during the 15 yrs, we can take it in for multiple repairs if it leaks again and again?
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Fantastic news!!! And yes, are all dealerships aware of this memo?
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What about those that had to fix out of pocket prior to 12/23/14? Where does that leave us? Does this mean that during the 15 yrs, we can take it in for multiple repairs if it leaks again and again?
Great question. I'm going to call my local dealer today to see how to go about even getting the work done.
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As the world turns yet again with the Dealer. Just called my dealer and was told there is no such thing and they have never even heard a a fuel leak in these cars. Are you FUDGING kidding me? All the information I gave the manager was complete news to him and there is nothing he can do. Good Times !!!!
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According to the service department at a dealership an hour away from the dealer local to me, they say it's not in the system yet. Damn.
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Thats fine but they never had a fuel leak in a W211 ? Really. And I heard this from two Dealers already.
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Now I want mine to leak so I can get new pumps instead of replacing them as a maintenance item.
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Sweet. My P0456 came up this morning. I've been battling fuming for months now. I can't fill up over a half tank. Gets pretty old having a limited range constantly.
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Haven't had this problem yet....knock on wood. But glad they are taking care of it. With all of the recalls going on with other manufacturers they probably figured that a lot of people have been complaining about smelling fuel and if one of these actually does ignite...
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