The NHTSA has issued a recall affecting Mercedes-Benz CL Class and S Class autos from the 2000 through 2004 model years. The issue involves hydraulic fluid leakage that could touch off a fire. Details are listed below:
Model Year: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Models affected: CL Class, S Class
NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V263000
Potential Units Affected: 19924
Problem: On certain vehicles, corrosion may occur in the inner steel portions of the Active Body Control's (ABC) high pressure distribution hose due to extensive exposure to humidity causing deterioration of the hose. This may result in ABC hydraulic fluid leakage near the catalytic converter. Leaking fluid may come in contact with hot engine components and lead to a possible fire.
Corrective Action: Dealers will install new corrosion resistant ABC high pressure distribution hose. The recall is expected to begin on or about July 2, 2007. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.