Mercedes-Benz recently issued a recall for their Metris van because of leaking fuel hoses caused by an improper utilization of a tool that puts on the clamp during the production phase.
Owners can also experience weeping of fuel from the upper connection area, which can produce a smell of gasoline when cold-starting the vehicle.
Why it’s Important
While the carmaker claims that the issue is minor, a fuel leak of any kind is seen as a fire risk, especially when you combine ignition and a hot engine.
Mercedes-Benz said that the remedy is relatively straightforward and involves replacing the clamp and hose on the lower connection point. Dealerships can install new housing with stronger materials for the upper portion issue. They can use a different supplier, which can stop the weeping fuel problem.
Of course, all the work is done free of charge to owners of the affected models. Along with such, Mercedes-Benz has already corrected the production process issue, so no other vehicle model years are affected and the proper clamping tool and new hoses are used in production now. Owners can expect a recall notification after January 25, 2019.