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2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid
Avg. Price Paid:$51,165 - $51,165
Original MSRP: $91,850 - $91,850
MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy
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2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINERecall Date: 12/03/2012
  • Summary: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,800
  • Consequence: If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if anexternal ignition source in present.
  • Remedy: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V557000

Reliability

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Warranty

A four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty comes with every new 2012 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid. Mercedes also provides roadside assistance as long as your S400 is under warranty, or if your vehicle is regularly serviced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

Many automakers offer an additional warranty on hybrid drivetrain components. For example, Lexus covers the hybrid components of the LS 600h for eight years or 100,000 miles. Mercedes, however, does not provide separate hybrid component coverage. 

  • "To give you an idea how pampered this battery is, when we asked how long it'll endure before replacement, Mercedes' engineers responded, ‘It'll last as long as the car itself.’” -- Motor Trend

Warranty information last updated: 10/10/13

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