Mercedes Benz Fuel/propulsion System


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Mercedes Benz E55 2005
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 07, 2012
Location:
Fairview, TX

after filling up the gas tank in my 2005 mercedes benz e55 up with gasoline, there are overwhelming gasoline fumes that engulf the interior and is also prevalent from the outside of the car. when entering my closed garage after a gas fill up, the entire garage is engulfed by the very strong and distinct odor of gasoline. to further the description, please refer to the current investigation with the nhtsa action number: pe12001 as reference to what is happening with my vehicle. thank you for your assistance. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF76J95A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz C Class 1997
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 04, 2012
Location:
San Diego, CA

was driving vehicle down the highway traveling at normal speeds. all of a sudden car began backfiring and speed dropped from 65 mph to 30 mph. the car would not accelerate and began to backfire more. temp went up and car started smoking. pulled over to check on car and it never restarted again. contacted mb assist and was told i would need a jump with thick gauge cables and they could send a tech but the charges would be at minimum $100. its been over a week and the car will not start. i've put batteries in fob (they never had any before) , charged car battery , checked all fuses, jumped car battery and now am being given a p1570 immobilizer code . the car alarm has never been activated. . this car is making absolute no sense with the errors and no explanation as to why it nearly caught fire and wont start now... *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 249800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBHA28E3VF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Mercedes Benz E Class 2006
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2012
Location:
St Johns, FL

fuel smell when vehicle is filled up ...fuel leaking at top of fuel tank ...this is a know problem with the w211 e class cars from 2003 to 2009 dealer wants 2000.00 to repair this flaw in the fuel system mercedes will not help at all with this known problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF56J56A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz E500 2005
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2011
Location:
Denver, CO

i started smelling a stong gasoline smell after filling the gas tank on this car. after the car was driven for about 50 miles, the smell would go away. today, may 16, 2012, i took the car to a denver mecedes dealer to ask about the problem. dealer reported that there was a crack in the fuel tank, next to the top left fuel pump. this seems to be the same problem related to your investigation on pe 12-001. the dealer asked for $2000 to repair this problem. i am waiting for the repair pending this investigation and mercedes response.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF83J55X. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz E55 2005
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2012
Location:
Indian Head Park, IL

the nhtsa complaint number is pe12001 there have been a lot of owners with the problem of fuel smell inside the car related to a failing fuel sending and leaking fuel tank in the w211 model e-class mercedes benz (2003-2009) (see provided link below). my car is a 2005 and has begun to smell like fuel inside the cabin. mercedes benz will not take responsibility for these failures and as a result, have created a dangerous situation for the owners of these automobiles. i refuse to pay for these failures out of pocket and expect the government to side with the owners on this recall, component failures and utmost disrespect and lack of attention from mercedes benz. http://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/363759-urgent-notice-03-06-e55s-were-involved-fuel-sender-recall-bombs.html. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz S430 2004
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2012
Location:
Norridge, IL

while changing gears from 1st to 2nd gear vehicle shifted harshly and entered into a limp mode. once at a certified mechanic the problem was discovered to be a conductor plate and valve body which has been discovered to be defective on most vehicles with 6 speed transmission and needs to be replaced. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBNG70J54A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Mercedes Benz E55 2005
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 28, 2009
Location:
Erie, PA

when ever you fill the gas tank completely up it leaks fuel, have returned vehicle to dealer and they can not find anything wrong with it. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF76J05A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Mercedes Benz E350 2006
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 03, 2011
Location:
Nashville, TN

strong gasoline smell inside car....fuel sending unit under rear seat pooling with gasoline......occurs at fillup and smell reduces as tank empties..... *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF56J36A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz E320 2004
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2012
Location:
Lafayette, LA

after filling the tank there is a strong smell of fuel inside the cabin and above the left rear wheel. the fuel vapors saturate the garage space and also enter the house environment. the fuel leaks from the top of the fuel tank at the fuel sending unit. there was approximately 200 cc of gasoline pooled in the plastic cover of the sending unit. this fuel evaporates through the cabin and ouside through the space of the rear left wheel. the car, my family, and my house is at the risk of fire and gasoline explosion. the mb authorized dealer declined to repair free of charge this serious manufacturer's defect because the vehicle is out of warranty. the repair cost is approximately $2400 which includes replacement of the entire fuel tank and the sending units. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF65J64A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Mercedes Benz E320 2004 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz E500 2003
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 22, 2012
Location:
Chatsworth, CA

after filling up gas tank gas started to drip from the gas tank to the floor. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz E320 1999
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2012
Location:
San Ramon, CA

tl* the contact owns a 1999 mercedes benz e320 . the contact stated that while refueling, an abnormal hissing noise was heard from the filler neck. as the contact removed the fuel pump hose from the filler neck valve, fuel spewed from the filler neck erratically. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic for diagnosis. the contact was advised that the fuel tank would need replacing. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure nor was the vehicle repaired. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 161,011.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF65H4XA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz Ml320 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 30, 2012
Location:
West Richland, WA

reference odi 10457817 i have since received a letter from mercedes corp. stating the fuel pump fire is due to age and normal wear and tear. i asked how a fire inside a fuel tank can be normal for any reason. they would only repeat that it was normal for the age of the vehicle. i cannot get rid of the vehicle right now for financial reasons . however i don't have to let my family ride in it. please help because this is not right. i have the letter from mb stating the above. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 182741 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4JGAB54EX1A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz C230 2007
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2011
Location:
Broomfeild, CO

i bought the car june 2011 and since then, i have periodically had this problem. from a stop, the car will not accelerate. it feels like it is stuck in a higher gear. or, the opposite happens. i will accelerate, and the car will not change from second to third gear. i have to pull over and restart the engine, and then it works. i have seen numerous complaints online from other owners that they have the same problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz E55 2005
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 07, 2012
Location:
Laguna Niguel, CA

each time i fill up my e55 with gas there is an extremely strong odor of gasoline fumes. it seems to go away at about 3/4 tank or less. the car is parked in the garage at night and when i go out there, the entire garage smells of gasoline. i feel the only thing to do is to not fill the car past the 3/4 tank level. i will bring it to mercedes but from what i've heard it's a default on the cars fuel tank costing hundreds of dollars to repair. i also believe it's only a matter of time until something terrible happens out there caused by gasoline fumes and perhaps some type of igniter resulting in serious injury or death. why has mercedes not stepped up and issue some type of recall ? at this point i just want my car fixed and i am not alone. this is a disaster waiting to happen. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 44212 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF76J05A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Mercedes Benz E 2007
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 18, 2011
Location:
Great Falls, VA

strong fuel odor after filling tank. returned to dealer 3 times odor remains after supposed repairs. this appears to be a safety issue. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50384 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF87X47X. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Mercedes Benz E 2007 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Mercedes Benz E500 2003
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 03, 2012
Location:
Chalan Pago, GU

reference to nhtsa action number: pe12001. the seal on my fuel sending unit began leaking. there has been no accidents with this vehicle, and this is a non-stressed item. the seal that isolates fuel in the tank from the passenger compartment has failed. gasoline leaks around the sending unit seal around the electrical connections connected to the sending unit. this leak allows fuel to leak from the fuel tank into the passenger compartment due to failure of the seal with no input or outside action. after fueling, a fuel smell and fumes can be smelt in the cabin. when the access panel is opened below the rear seat, pooling fuel can be seen. this fuel has direct access to the passenger compartment. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF70J63A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Mercedes Benz E500 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz E350 2006
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 22, 2012
Location:
Austin, TX

fuel vapor leek around the fuel tank. if tank is filled beyond 3/4 a strong odor of gas permeates the cabin as well as the immediate area surrounding the car. can not keep in an enclosed garage for fear of explosion. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF56J46A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Mercedes Benz E350 2006 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz E63 2009
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
June 08, 2012
Location:
Plainsboro, NJ

smell of gas from under the vehicle near right rear tire. pool of gas in plastic tray under car. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF77X99B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Mercedes Benz E63 2009 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Mercedes Benz Sl 2004
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2012
Location:
Edina, MN

a pounding noise (like a hammer hitting a 2x4) occurred repeatedly whenever i started or stopped. it turned out to be a failure of the baffles inside the gas tank and required a replacement of the gas tank at a cost of over $2000. this is clearly a defect in materials or workmanship and should be the subject of a recall. the baffles sliding around the tank would ultimately cause it to leak if the tank were not replaced. the dealer would not pay for the replacement. it has apparently occurred on many mercedes cars according to the internet reports. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 46239 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBSK75F34F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Mercedes Benz SL 2004 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Mercedes Benz E500 2003
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 02, 2011
Location:
Staten Island, NY

reference nhtsa action number: pe12001. fuel sending unit leaking fuel resulting in fuel pool on top of fuel tank and under rear seat drivers side. strong fuel smell inside vehicle with built up of fuel vapors causing eye nose and throat irritation-especially strong smell and vapor built up when fuel tank is full or near full. full splashing on top of tank and nearby area dripping to floor-fire and explosive hazard, condition has worsened over time. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBUF70J13A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Mercedes Benz E500 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.


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