By Drew Johnson
Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2012 @ 1:37 pm
 

Mercedes-Benz is recalling eight different vehicle models for a fuel filter flaw that could lead to a fire. Mercedes' recall is just the latest in a rash of fire-related recall, including three recent campaigns involving Ford-badged vehicles.

According to Mercedes-Benz, some S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG models from the 2011-12 model years may have been built with a faulty fuel filter. Due to an irregularity during the molding process, the fuel filter's flange could break during high-temperature operation.

If the fuel filter cracks, the unit could leak fuel, increasing the likelihood of a vehicle fire.

So far Mercedes hasn't received any reports of crashes or injuries related to the recall.

Mercedes-Benz will officially begin the recall campaign next month. In total, the recall covers 5,800 vehicles.