In the June of 2023, a significant recall was issued by Mercedes-Benz, affecting around 143,000 vehicles. This recall was due to a problem with the fuel pumps, a critical component in the vehicle’s fuel system. Any malfunction in this component can have serious repercussions, affecting the overall performance of the vehicle. In the case of the Mercedes Benz fuel pump recall, the fuel pumps in question were found to have a defect that could potentially lead to the vehicle shutting down while in motion.

Just months later, in December of 2023, the manufacturer released a second recall after identifying more vehicles affected by the fuel pump issue. Unlike the first recall which estimates that only 99% of the recalled vehicles are affected, the second recall notes that 100% of the 79,676 recalled vehicles are affected by the defect. Additionally, 13,726 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans were also recalled under NHTSA number 23V-881 for the same issue.

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    Which Mercedes models have been recalled for the fuel pump defect?

    The following vehicles were recalled between June and December of 2023, spanning three separate recall notices. The first recall, NHTSA number 23V-445 was submitted in June of 2023 and includes vehicles produced between June 1, 2021, and November 30, 2022. The other two, NHTSA numbers 23V-880 and 23V-881, were submitted in December of 2023 and include vehicles produced between August 1, 2021, and March 31, 2023.

    NHTSA RecallModel YearsModelBody TypeUnits
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz C300SUV28,628
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG SL552-Door921
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz E3504-Door5,480
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz E4504-Door3,290
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG C434-Door488
    23V-4452021-2022Mercedes-Benz G550SUV2,547
    23V-4452021Mercedes-Benz AMG C634-Door9
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz GLC300SUV43,257
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S4-Door33
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG E534-Door1,231
    23V-4452023Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S4-Door6
    23V-4452021-2022Mercedes-Benz GLE450SUV5,583
    23V-4452021Mercedes-Benz GLE580SUV122
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz GLS450SUV14,485
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG G63SUV4,549
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz GLS580SUV398
    23V-4452022Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4×4 SquaredSUV47
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS600SUV543
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43SUV2,493
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz Maybach S580SUV441
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz Maybach S680SUV60
    23V-4452021Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC63SUV43
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz S5004-Door5,297
    23V-4452021Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC63 SSUV74
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz S5804-Door10,100
    23V-4452021-2022Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE53SUV5,546
    23V-4452022Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63SUV1
    23V-4452023Mercedes-Benz AMG SL432-Door3
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 SSUV1,925
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG SL632-Door1,347
    23V-4452021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63SUV1,072
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GT434-Door1,230
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GT534-Door1,525
    23V-4452023Mercedes-Benz AMG GT634-Door5
    23V-4452023Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63 S4-Door2
    23V-4452022-2023Mercedes-Benz CLS4504-Door767
    23V-4452023Mercedes-Benz S580e (Hybrid/Electric)4-Door3
    23V-8802022-2024Mercedes-Benz C3004-Door6,870
    23V-8802023Mercedes-Benz AMG C432-Door324
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz E3502-Door1,352
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz E4504-Door868
    23V-8802021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG E532-Door740
    23V-8802021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG E632-Door15
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz G550SUV1,620
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG G63SUV2,998
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4×4SUV275
    23V-8802023Mercedes-Benz GLC300SUV1,573
    23V-8802023Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43SUV544
    23V-8802021-2023Mercedes-Benz GLE350SUV26,108
    23V-8802022-2024Mercedes-Benz GLE450SUV5,858
    23V-8802022-2024Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE53SUV8,607
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz GLE580SUV219
    23V-8802022-2024Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63SUV270
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz GLS580SUV314
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz GLS450SUV11,925
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS600SUV241
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63SUV150
    23V-8802021-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GT432-Door194
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GT532-Door345
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG GT632-Door148
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz S5004-Door2,834
    23V-8802023Mercedes-Benz S580 (Hybrid/Electric)4-Door455
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz S5804-Door3,590
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz Maybach S5804-Door174
    23V-8802023Mercedes-Benz AMG SL432-Door2
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG SL552-Door564
    23V-8802022-2023Mercedes-Benz AMG SL632-Door499
    23V-8812022-2023Mercedes-Benz MetrisN/A13,726

    The recall population was determined through production records. Vehicles outside of the recall population have fuel pump impellers that meet the material requirements.

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    What is the Mercedes Fuel Pump Problem?

    The fuel pump is responsible for moving fuel from the tank to the engine. In affected Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the fuel pump’s impeller may degrade or fail prematurely. This degradation can result in poor or non-existent fuel delivery, potentially forcing the vehicle to shut down. Before the vehicle stalls, drivers may notice that the engine runs rough and/or warning lights illuminate on the dashboard.

    Mercedes-Benz attributed the problem to poor material quality control of the impellers delivered by one of the company’s sub-suppliers. Specifically, the fuel pump impeller can deform and contact the fuel pump housing, leading to a mechanical resistance that could shut down the pump.

    Additional Information for Affected Mercedes Owners

    Mercedes-Benz has been notified of over 4,000 warranty claims in the U.S. concerning fuel pumps. Despite this, the car manufacturer has expressed that it has no knowledge of any global reports of injuries, accidents, or fatalities associated with this matter.

    In response to the problem, Mercedes-Benz has initiated multiple recall campaigns. The company will replace the faulty fuel pumps free of charge. Mercedes-Benz began notifying dealerships of the recall campaign immediately, with notices arriving in August 2023.

    Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372. NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed. If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s recall check website and a recall doesn’t appear, that means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls.

    Can I file a Lemon Law Claim for Mercedes Fuel Pump Issues?

    Yes, it is possible to file a lemon law claim for Mercedes fuel pump issues. Should you be dealing with ongoing problems related to the fuel pump of a Mercedes vehicle that you’ve purchased or leased in California, it could be a “lemon” according to the Lemon Law.

    State and Federal Lemon Laws safeguard and provide protection to consumers who have purchased or leased new or pre-owned vehicles, which subsequently exhibit regular problems that the manufacturer is unable to repair within a reasonable number of repair attempts.

    Mercedes Fuel Pump Case Example

    Our client began experiencing issues with her 2022 Mercedes E-Class vehicle less than one year after having leased it. On her 2nd visit to the dealership for repairs, she expressed having issues with the fuel delivery in her vehicle. The dealership determined there was an issue with the fuel tank, ordered the parts from Germany, and advised her to return when they arrived.

    Unfortunately, our client was forced to tow the vehicle into the dealership about a week later after it completely shut down on the freeway. The vehicle then spent 27 more days at the dealership while it underwent a fuel pump and fuel tank replacement. By this point, our client had had enough, and decided to reach out to our team for help.

    In just 6 months, our Lemon Law Experts were able to secure this client a complete repurchase of her defective vehicle, also ensuring the manufacturer covered all related attorneys’ fees and costs. After facing such a dangerous situation with her faulty fuel pump, our client was absolutely thrilled with the outcome of her case, and was able to obtain a new vehicle she could feel safe and comfortable in.

    The Mercedes-Benz Lemon Law Experts

    If you are dealing with stalling or other issues with a Mercedes Benz vehicle you have purchased or leased in California, the Lemon Law Experts can be a valuable resource. Our team specializes in representing consumers who have purchased or leased defective vehicles, such as your Mercedes-Benz or other vehicle.

    California’s Lemon Law is particularly consumer friendly. It covers new and used vehicles that come with a manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty, including cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs. If a vehicle is determined to be a “lemon,” the law requires the manufacturer to either replace the vehicle or provide a lemon law refund to the consumer.

    At the Lemon Law Experts we possess an extensive knowledge of these regulations and can assist you securing the most favorable outcome for your case. Our professionals can aid in determining if your vehicle is a lemon, and how to pursue a refund or a substitute vehicle from the maker. Suspect that you are driving a lemon? Reach out to the Lemon Law Experts of California for a free, no-obligation case analysis today.