Mercedes recalls more than 600,000 vehicles over oil leak in China

A possible oil leak causes a call back to the workshops. Numerous Mercedes model series that rolled off the assembly line between 2013 and 2017 are affected.

According to a state media report, the car company Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 670,000 vehicles in China because of a possible oil leak. The recall announced on Sunday by the Xinhua news agency includes several models manufactured between February 2013 and June 2017, including the C-Class, E-Class, V-Class, GLK-Class, CLS-Class, SLC-Class, GLC SUV models and VS20-VITO models. The campaign is scheduled to begin on December 18.


The reason for the recall is a seal between a high pressure fuel pump and a low pressure fuel line that could become inoperative over time. This could leak oil when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a statement released last week on the Chinese government’s website for Market Regulation. Car dealers should replace the defective parts free of charge.

Contact the author: benjaminsaunders@wheelsjoint.com



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