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Old 02-03-2013, 01:14 AM
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Fuel Sender leaking, recall?

Fuel smell in the garage after last fill up, looked underneath nothing leaking, had my Porsche mechanic check it out and found the fuel sender on drivers side rear seat leaking. Did some research I found a recall back in 2008 for this but I never received one, has anyone had a dealer repair this under recall?

I see discussions on the W211 board but nothing here.

Recall number 2008020001

Letter http://www.mbca.org/sites/default/fi...TankRecall.pdf
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I thought the fuel sender issues were only E55 related
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Having the same issue with my car.

Taking it in to the shop later this week to get fixed.

I live in San Diego, CA.

Send me an update with what you did.
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Dealer got approval from Mercedes to cover the part and I'm paying $200 labor, this sounded fair to me.


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Having the same issue with my car.

Taking it in to the shop later this week to get fixed.

I live in San Diego, CA.

Send me an update with what you did.
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Did you get it fixed yet?

Is the smell gone?
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Did you get it fixed yet?

Is the smell gone?
No, dealer asked if I can bring it in with 1/2 tank or less as they have to drop the fuel tank a bit. I'll take it next week.
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What is the name of the dealer?
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Mercedes Benz of Fresno, Kevin is the service manager I am dealing with.
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Taking mine in tomorrow to get fixed. Fingers crossed.
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Fuel smell in the garage after last fill up, looked underneath nothing leaking, had my Porsche mechanic check it out and found the fuel sender on drivers side rear seat leaking. Did some research I found a recall back in 2008 for this but I never received one, has anyone had a dealer repair this under recall?

I see discussions on the W211 board but nothing here.

Recall number 2008020001

Letter http://www.mbca.org/sites/default/fi...TankRecall.pdf
I just had mine warrantied for this. Fuel was leaking so bad that it started to leak to outside the car. Filled up inside....then eventually leaked outside. That's how I really noticed the leak.
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Originally Posted by Og Asr View Post
I just had mine warrantied for this. Fuel was leaking so bad that it started to leak to outside the car. Filled up inside....then eventually leaked outside. That's how I really noticed the leak.
Is yours still under factory warranty or aftermarket warranty?
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Is yours still under factory warranty or aftermarket warranty?

The original warranty expired.....since I purchased this car as a CPO.....I purchased the extra warranty from the dealer....as it was covered.
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Could you guys please report your problems to the NHTSA as well? We really need them to know how many vehicles this is affecting:

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/...leaks-e55.html
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Originally Posted by efiftyfizzle View Post
Could you guys please report your problems to the NHTSA as well? We really need them to know how many vehicles this is affecting:

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/...leaks-e55.html
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Dealer took care of entire tab, said it was a full recall, even brought it in empty and they filled up the tank, also had them align it since I go through rear tires every 4k miles. Great service at Mercedes of Fresno!
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Dealer took care of entire tab, said it was a full recall, even brought it in empty and they filled up the tank, also had them align it since I go through rear tires every 4k miles. Great service at Mercedes of Fresno!
I've taken my CLS55 into the Stealership here in Honolulu, they say there is no recall. Anyone have specific info on this so I can bring it in to Mercedes? I have the leaking fuel sender, drivers side. When I look for the part, I can only find the passenger side, I've been following the posts on the E55 section about this, but wondering if anyone on our end has more info/answers???
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Misread the date. Not relevant

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It's not a recall. It is an extended warranty, USA only. Hawaii should be included. The info is listed in the first couple of pages over on the W211 tread. Call MBUSA if the dealer hassles you.
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I had a fuel leak in my CLS55 back in 2012 and had it repaired by my mechanic. I took the original invoice for the repair to the stealership, and they submitted it to MB warranty for reimbursement under the extended warranty agreement issued by MB. Warranty covers all fuel tank components.....
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I know this is an old thread but thought I'd share some info- My 2006 CLS55 AMG has been at a dealership in Dallas for over 3 weeks now. Took it in for the FSU/ Tank extended warranty, they first had to diagnose the problem (this apparently took several days, but the service manager was nice enough to call me with a long list of issues that need repair and they will happily take of these for me : ) I stopped adding at around $10k and declined any work beyond the fuel smell issue), then they had to order the parts, I guess they replaced my gas tank and FSU unit however now the car will not run for more then 10 seconds. I went back and got a loaner car at the 17 day mark, I am now on day 23 and have heard zero updates. I'm glad I didn't agree to all the other work they wanted to do, I would never get my car back!!!
I'm not sure what to do now, I want my car back but not sure I can call and demand they hurry up lol, I'm sure they want it gone as much as I want it back!
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Sounds like poor communication on both parts, if I'm not getting a daily update from them I'm calling! If you're not bugging them the you're put on the back burner. Ask what the hold up is parts from Germany??
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I am about to replace my fuel pump and sending unit, I have 150k and no leaks and am in canada, is there anyway i could get it replaced through warranty?
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Sounds like poor communication on both parts, if I'm not getting a daily update from them I'm calling! If you're not bugging them the you're put on the back burner. Ask what the hold up is parts from Germany??
No, they have the parts but when they replaced the sending unit the car will only run for under 10 seconds and shuts off, they think it is an issue with the computer communicating with the new sending unit. I'll call today for an update and ask them what their next steps are or what they plan to do, this next Tuesday will be a month, in the mean time I will keep putting mileage on my loaner...
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I am about to replace my fuel pump and sending unit, I have 150k and no leaks and am in canada, is there anyway i could get it replaced through warranty?
Call your dealer with your VIN and they can look it up and see if you are covered under their extended warranty. (not a recall)
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