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2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty. No separate powertrain warranty is provided. Roadside assistance is provided by Mercedes as long as your S-Class is under warranty, or if your vehicle is regularly serviced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

The warranty offered on the S-Class is average for the class, but buyers should note that competitors such as the BMW 7-Series also include free scheduled maintenance for the first four years or 50,000 miles.

Warranty information last updated: 10/10/13

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