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|Report Receipt Date: March 20, 2020 |
NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V173000
Engine Oil Plugs May Leak
An engine oil leak can spill on to the road and cause slippery road conditions. Additionally, if the engine runs out of oil it can cause an engine stall while driving. Either of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V173000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,791
MARCH 2020 -- Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 S560 and Maybach S560 vehicles equipped with 4.0L 8-cylinder gasoline-engines. Two engine oil plugs may not withstand high engine loads while driving, possibly resulting in an engine oil leak. MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil plugs, free of charge. Owners were notified of the safety risk with an interim letter April 3, 2020. A second letter will be sent once the remedy is available.
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