2005 Mercedes benz E CLASS Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2005 Mercedes benz E CLASS Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID955506
 Internal NHTSA #10489061
 ManufacurerMercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
 BrandMERCEDES BENZ
 ModelE CLASS
 Model Year2005
 File date01/07/09
 ComponentFUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDuring the past 2-3 years, my wife and i began to notice a gasoline vapors in our closed garage immediately after our 2005 e320 had been refueled. We also noticed that after a few days driving, the gasoline vapors, diminished. More recently, it also seemed that the gasoline odor has been stronger after refueling. In addition, my wife, while driving this car, has recently begun to smell gasoline vapors from inside the car, and while driving. During a recent visit to my dealer for servicing, i asked them to look into the issue. They removed the rear seat, filled the fuel tank, and then discovered gasoline leaking and puddling around the fuel sending unit. To correct the problem, the dealer told me to either 1) replace the original fuel tank with a slightly redesigned tank, or 2) when refueling, fill the gas tank to a level less than completely full. They admitted that the existing design probably contributed to the leaking. The dealer stated also that a replacement fuel tank would cost us around $2,600 and the cost would not be covered under any vehicle warranty, including the emissions warranty. This car was purchased new in dec 2004 and now has 75000 mi. In another 2 weeks, it will be 8 years old. My greatest concern is that the gas tank design and subsequent gasoline leakage could contribute to a vehicle fire and serious bodily injury if the vehicle were involved in a collision. This is not to minimize the impact of having to breath gasoline vapors that are inside the vehicle and while driving it. We believe there is a serious design defect, and that it should be remedied by mercedes-benz and at their cost as soon as possible. Further, for us to not ? Fill-up? The fuel tank at any time, does not correct the flawed design, thus is not really an ownership option.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure0
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHOUSTON, TX
VIN pattern WDBUF65J55AXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase23/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed0
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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