According to Mercedes-Benz, an O-ring inside the filter has not been lubricated properly, which can lead to leakage of the fuel filter. While this is not immediately harmful to the occupants of the affected models, diesel fuel may be deposited on the roads, making them slippery and increasing the potential for a crash.
A total of 2,297 vehicles are included in the recall.
Owners should take their vehicles to the closest Mercedes-Benz dealer, which will replace the fuel filters free of charge.
[Mercedes-Benz via NHTSA]