Mercedes-Benz is recalling its E-Class sedan for potential stalling issues, this is the 2017 model of the luxury sedan.
The early builds of 2017 E300 and E300 4MATIC sedan have a wiring problem which could lead to stalling of the engine. This is as per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the U.S.
The company is recalling a total of 6858 cars which has a wiring harness mounted under the rear seat bench that can cut the fuel pump, the fuel tank sensor, the fuel gauge or even all the three.
It is obvious that once the fuel is cut off, so does the engine. Mercedes-Benz says if the passenger in the rear row press their knees on the seat bench or even do anything that could put some pressure on the bench to compress, the moment can damage the wiring under it.
The problem was identified during an internal test conducted in July 2016 while examining the wiring harness and it concluded that it could happen the owners of the vehicle.
As of now no owners have reported any problems as per the company's filing. The E-Class built post September 2, 2016 have been rerouted with the wiring and dealers are beginning to apply the same remedy to customer cars.
Nearly 3100 of the affected cars are still sitting unsold in the inventory of the dealers.
In India, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes in models such as E200, E250d, and E350d.
While the E200 is a 2.0-litre petrol mill, the E250d is a 2.2-litre and the E350d is a V6 3.0-litre diesel engines.