2003 Mercedes benz E320 Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Mercedes benz E320 Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1460224
 Internal NHTSA #11084860
 ManufacurerMercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
 BrandMERCEDES BENZ
 ModelE320
 Model Year2003
 File date08/04/18
 ComponentFUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemFuel leaking to the inside of passenger compartment under access port under rear seat cushion, that's the location of the fuel pump. I made an appointment with tucson mercedes benz to inspect the car since i believed that a mercedes recall would correct the problem. I had several discussions with service advisor mark schofield and he assured me twice that the recall is in place and they would fix the fuel system defects without charge. He called me this evening and told me all about why tucson mercedes would not cover the repair, i was told the extended warranty program ended 2/21/2018. I bought the car on 4/5/18, filled it up with gas on 4/08/18 and the car was filled with fumes that night as well as in my garage. Tucson mercedes first said that the tank was leaking at the vent tube between the left and right access points. He told me that the cost would normally be $3000 but he reduced it to $2000. I asked mark how the fuel could run across the top of the tank, climb the locking ring and puddle on top of the left side fuel pump? He also told me that mercedes could not just replace a portion of the fuel system without replacing the entire fuel system, including the tank. Also, not true. He said that upon a second examination was made and there appears to be a crack on top of the fuel pump and now that's where the leak is coming from. Now his price to repair all is $770 + tax. After a few words more, the price dropped to $700 + tax. I feel that mercedes should just fix my vehicle and call it good. This learned that this car had a fuel pump installed at 59,000 miles. I missed their self imposed cut off date by about 6 weeks, not so much time for such a serious manufacturing defect to health and safety. The fumes inside my car and garage could have caused a fire or worse yet, an explosion. The problem first appeared after the first time i filled the tank.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure105000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHEREFORD, AZ
VIN pattern WDBUF65J53AXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase26/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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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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