The German marque reports that the fuel pump wiring harness may come in contact with the frame of the rear seat base.
If the fault occurs, this can affect the operation of various fuel system components, which, in a worst case scenario, could cause the fuel pump to stop operating and the engine stalling.
Should the engine stall while driving, this poses a hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users.
Affected E-Class models were sold between 1 October 2015 and 31 August 2016.
Owners of the recalled vehicles will be contacted via mail.
For more information, customers can contact Mercedes-Benz Australia on (03) 9566 9266.