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MERCEDES E320 Problems with Fuel System Gasoline

 
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2003 MERCEDES E320 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2003 MERCEDES E320. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2003 MERCEDES E320 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (193 Complaints)
Date reported Aug 16, 2013
Location BAKERSFIELD, CA
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Vehicle 2003 MERCEDES E320
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 3
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

THERE WAS GASOLINE LEAKING FROM THE TOP OF THE FUEL SENDING UNIT, AROUND THE FUEL SENDING UNIT, UNDER THE REAR PASSENGER SEAT AND ACTUAL LIQUID FUEL WAS GOING INTO THE CABIN OF THE VEHICLE. THE STRONG AND INTENSE FUMES AND VAPORS ARE INSIDE THE CABIN AND APPARENT AFTER FILLING THE FUEL TANK ONLY HALF TO THREE-QUARTERS FULL. BOTH OF THESE POSE AN EXTREME DANGER OF FIRE HAZARD, AS WELL AS A HEALTH RISK FROM CONSTANTLY INHALING GASOLINE FUMES. THIS ALLOWED FUMES TO LEAK INTO MY GARAGE AND PRESENTED A HUGE FIRE RISK HAD I NOT DISCOVERED THE PROBLEM. A GAS TANK SHOULD NOT FAIL UNDER NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR, BUT IN OCTOBER 2012 I PAID OVER $1,600 FOR A NEW FUEL TANK, IN APRIL 2013 I PAID OVER $1,200 FOR A NEW FUEL PUMP AND IN AUGUST 2013 I PAID OVER $700 FOR ANOTHER NEW FUEL PUMP. THIS IS A RECURRING PROBLEM AND THE COMPANY DOES NOT SEEM INTERESTED IN TAKING ANY ACTION WHATSOEVER. I BELIEVE THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY CONCERN AND I HOPE SOMETHING CAN BE DONE TO RECTIFY AND REMEDY THIS SITUATION. CONSUMERS DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS. UPDATE09/17/13 UPDATED 09/24/2013

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