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DAIMLER RECALLS 114,000 MERCEDES OVER FAULTY SEALS
Daimler is recalling more than 114,000 if its
four-cylinder diesel-engine Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Germany over faulty seals
The cars are being called back to repair seals that could cause oil leaks, according to Reuters. Repairs will take mechanics up to 2-1/2 hours to complete.
All of the affected vehicles were manufactured last year, between February and November 2014. Models made before and after that date are not included in the recall
Daimler confirmed that necessary repairs will be completed by company dealerships free of charge to the owner.
The automaker doesn't currently have the exact figures for the number of how many vehicles worldwide were affected by the recall, according to Reuters.
MBUSA will notify all owners of the recall.
Last week Mercedes-Benz recalled 1,378 model year 2015 E250 Diesel, E250 Blue Tec 4 Matic, E350 Sedan, E350 Sedan 4 Matic, E350 Wagon 4 Matic, E400 Sedan, E400 Sedan 4 Matic, E63 Sedan, and E63 Wagon vehicles over seatbelt issues.
The vehicles were manufactured from October 8, 2014, to October 24, 2014
Mercedes-Benz has been in the news a lot lately over the announcement that the company will move its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Georgia.
At least 800 jobs, averaging about $78,000 in annual salary, will be moving from Montvale, N.J. to Mercedes-Benz's new Atlanta headquarters starting in July 2015.
The new facility will be in charge of distribution, customer service and marketing for Mercedes-Benz products around the U.S. The company headquarters will invest $74 million in the Atlanta area.
Mercedes-Benz hopes to launch 15 new cars in 2015 and 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017, according to a recent release issued by the automaker.
VW Issues Recalls for Nearly 38,000 Cars Due to a Fuel Leak
VW issues massive recall: 38,000 new Jettas, Passats, GTIs and Beetles
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- German automaker Volkswagen is recalling 37,979 cars sold in 2014 and 2015 due to a defective sealing cap that could potentially leak fuel into the engine and start a fire.
The recall affects Jettas, Passats and Beetles from the 2014 and 2015 model years as well as 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks.
Volkswagen's statement on the recall is as follows:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, certain 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, certain 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and certain 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
As the recall does not affect all vehicles manufactured during the period of time in question, owners of Volkswagens with defective sealing caps will be individually alerted by their dealership.
The recall, issued in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is the second for late model Volkeswagens issued today alone.
Earlier on Wednesday, Volkswagon and the NHTSA recalled 25,007 2015 Jettas over a headlight control module that may switch off the vehicle's low-beam headlights when the driver switches on its high beams.