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Mercedes is recalling several of its vehicles for a Secondary Rubber Hood Seal.

SUMMARY:

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes Benz E350, E400, E400 4Matic, E63 4M S AMG, E350 4Matic, E63-4M S AMG, 2015 CLS400, CLS400 4Matic, CLS550, CLS63-4M "P" AMG, and CLS550 4Matic vehicles manufactured April 16, 2015, to April 22, 2015. The integral steel cable that secures the rubber seal to the bulkhead might have been damaged due to the supplier rework of the rubber seal. In the event the rubber seal is not properly secured around the engine compartment, it is possible for the rubber seal to temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened and then may fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it may contact parts of the engine or exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber seal, in the engine compartment, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. MBUSA's number is 2015080001. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-201-573-5339.
 
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