MERCEDES BENZ G55 2005: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : MERCEDES BENZ Model : G55 Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2005-04-01 - 2005-04-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V378000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-09-27 Date Received by ODI: 2005-08-29 Date Added to Database: 2005-08-29
Manufacturers Involved: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2005080007
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 487
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FUEL RETURN HOSE BETWEEN FUEL TANK AND RETURN LINE CAN BE PERMEATED WITH FUEL. THIS SITUATION RESULTS FROM THE EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION OF THE HOSE UNDER PRESSURE CAUSING MICROCRACKS IN THE HOSE MATERIAL.
Consequence:
      THESE MICROCRACKS MAY CAUSE FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL FUEL RETURN HOSES WITH THE APPROPRIATE HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2005080007.CUSTOMERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.