Mercedes-Benz Recalls 2017 E-class Cars for Stalling
The all-fresh Mercedes-Benz E-class has only been on sale inside United States since June, yet the item’s already been hit having a serious recall.
Early builds of the 2017 E300 as well as also E300 4MATIC sedan have a wiring problem in which can lead to engine stalls, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A total of 6858 cars have a wiring harness mounted under the rear-seat bench in which can cut off the fuel pump, the fuel-tank pressure sensor, the fuel gauge, or all three. If the pump shuts off, of course, so does the engine. Mercedes says in which if passengers press their knees on the seat bench—or do anything in which would certainly cause the bench to compress, like sitting there—the movement can damage the wiring underneath.
The company found the problem in July during an internal test as well as also, in examining the wiring harness, concluded the item could happen to actual owners. No owners have reported any issues yet, according to filings. Cars built after September 2 have rerouted wiring, as well as also dealers are beginning to apply the same remedy to customer cars. About 3100 of the affected cars are sitting unsold in dealer inventory.