Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China over oil leak

Mercedes V-Class

Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year over a possible oil leak.

A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel pipe could enervate over time, permitting oil to leak when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a notice issued on the website of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation.

China’s Xinhua News Agency reported about the recall Sunday.

The recall of 668,954 vehicles will start on December 18. It includes several models made between February 2013 and June 2017, such as C-class, E-class, V-class, GLK-class, CLS-class, SLC-class, GLC SUV, and VS20 VITO vehicles.1

Most of the vehicles were built in China by Beijing Benz Automotive. About 12,500 were built by Fujian Benz Automotive, and around 36,000 were imported.

Dealers will replace defective parts without charging anything.

The announcement follows comes after another recall that started last month of 4,653 imported Mercedes G-class sedans that had improper child-safety lock labels, Xinhua said.

Those automobiles were manufactured between February 14, 2018, and September 24, 2019.

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