Beijing: Mercedes-Benz China will recall 1,525 cars because of their faulty fuel tank vent valves, Xinhua quoted the country’s consumer quality watchdog as saying on Friday.
The company has decided to recall its imported B180 and B200 models produced between February 28 and October 8 this year, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
The company said it is possible that vent valves in the fuel tank could loosen if the vehicle was operated with gasoline blended with 15 per cent methanol-gasoline for a certain length of time. It could result in slight fuel leakage via the valves, which could be a safety concern.
The recall will start December 26, and Mercedes-Benz China will offer free vehicle checks and install new fuel tanks if necessary, the AQSIQ said. Meanwhile, the affected vehicles that are still in stock will not be sold until they are repaired.