Sandy Springs, GA – July 15, 2023 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands, is recalling 164,054 passenger cars and commercial vans because they may stall due to fuel pump failure. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.
Some of the affected vehicles include:
- 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43
- 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S
- 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG E53
- 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG G53
- 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43
- 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55
- 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz C300
- 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz E350
- 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz S500
- 2022 – 2023 Mercedes-Benz S550
- 2021 – 2023 Mercedes-Maybach S580
- 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Metris
- 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500
- 2021 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
- 2021 Freightliner Sprinter 1500
- 2021 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
The fuel pump impeller is a plastic disk that helps “increase the pressure and flow of fuel.” Due to a supplier error, the impeller in the affected vehicles “may deform.” This may result in a shutdown of the pump and an engine stall.
The full list of the affected vehicles is available here.
A stalled vehicle may get hit by oncoming traffic. This ups the risk of an injury for the car occupants and other motorists.
The driver may notice a “malfunction warning message” on the dash or experience the engine “running rough.”
Other Mercedes-Benz recalls
Some of these Mercedes-Benz vans may have been affected by a recall caused by the risk of rollaway, which took place in November 2022.
More recently, in January 2023, a large batch of Mercedes-Benz cars was recalled also because of the risk of stall, as reported.
Dealers will replace the fuel pump with an upgraded one free of charge.
Owners should be notified on July 28, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 160,000 cars and vans are being recalled over this Mercedes-Benz fuel pump issue. To do a Mercedes-Benz recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.