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Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China due to oil leak

The announcement follows another recall that began last month of 4,653 imported Mercedes G-Class sedans that had incorrect child safety labels, Xinhua said.

Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year due to a possible oil leak.

A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel line could weaken over time, allowing oil to drip when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a notice published last week on the website of the China State Administration for Market Regulation.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported the withdrawal on Sunday.

The recall of 668,954 vehicles will begin on December 18. Includes several models manufactured between February 2013 and June 2017, including C-Class, E-Class, V-Class, GLK-Class, CLS-Class, SLC-Class, GLC SUV, and VS20 VITO vehicles.

Most of the vehicles were made in China by Beijing Benz Automotive Co. About 12,500 were built by Fujian Benz Automotive Co. and about 36,000 were imported.

Dealers will replace defective parts free of charge.

The announcement follows another recall that began last month of 4,653 imported Mercedes G-Class sedans that had incorrect child safety labels, Xinhua said.

Those vehicles were manufactured between February 14, 2018 and September 24, 2019.

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