2017 Mercedes-Benz E300

Mercedes-Benz Issues A Recall For 2017 E-Class For Possible Stalling

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been on sale for a few months now, but it has gotten its first recall.
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According to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mercedes reports that early builds of the E300 and E300 4Matic have a wiring harness mounted under the rear-seat that can cut off the fuel pump, the fuel-tank pressure sensor, the fuel gauge, or all three. This is turn will stall the vehicle. Why is that? Mercedes says that sitting on the seat or anything that causes it to compress could cause damage to the wiring harness.

Mercedes-Benz found out about this issue in July after doing some internal tests. The good news is that no owners have reported any issues.

The E-Class models involved in this recall were built from December 10, 2015, to June 30, 2016, totaling 6,858 vehicles. About 3,100 are currently sitting on dealer lots waiting to be repaired.

Owners are being notified at this time about the recall. Dealers will re-route the wiring harness to prevent damage.

Pic Credit: Mercedes-Benz


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