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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S560 recalled

The Mercedes-Benz S560 has been recalled to fix a potential oil leak, with more than 100 cars affected.

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Scott Collie
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled its flagship S560 limousine to fix a problem with the engine plugs.

According to the company, the ‘closure material’ of the plugs might fail because of high oil pressures during hard driving, which can create an oil leak.

If enough oil leaks from the engine, the driver will be warned by a light in the instrument cluster – but if they ignore the warnings the engine could run dry, creating a risk of stalling and engine damage.

Engine stalling could result in an accident, while oil leaking onto the road puts other road users at risk.

  • A total of 107 vehicles are included in the recall
  • The original VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

Mercedes-Benz Australia will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealer.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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