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FILE: SERVICE: GROUP 00 OF SERVICE INFORMATION BINDER
PARTS: GROUP I OF INFORMAT ION – PARTS & ACCESSORIES BINDER
Campaign No. 2008020001, March 2008
Revision Date Purpose
C 03/29/08 Revision to parts information
B 03/15/08 Revisions to work Procedure
A 03/14/08 Revisions to work Procedure
– 03/07/08 Initial issue
TO: ALL MERCEDES-BENZ CENTERS
SUBJECT: MODELS 211 AND 219 AMG
MODEL YEARS 2003 - 2006
CHECK FUEL FILTER MODULE ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR OR REPLACE
Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has determined that when the subject
vehicles are exposed to high ambient temperatures in combination with frequent stop and go driving
small cracks may develop over time in the fuel filt er module assembly due to mechanical stress. Fuel
evaporation through these small cracks may lead to cu stomer complaints of fuel smell and evaporative
emissions standards may be exceeded. Dealers will check the fuel filter module assembly and repair or
install an improved fuel filter module assembly if necessary. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) has
therefore initiated a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign.
Attached is a sample copy of a letter which ow ners of the affected vehicles will receive.
Prior to performing this Recall Campaign:
• Please check VMI to determine if the vehicle is involved in the Campaign and if it has been
• Please review the entire Recall Campaign bulletin and follow the procedure steps exactly as
Please note that Recall and Service Campaigns do not expire and may also be performed on a vehicle
with a vehicle status indicator.
Approximately 8,011 vehicles are involved.
Order No. P-RC-2008020001
This bulletin has been created and maintained in accordance with MBUSA-SLP S423QH001, Document and Data
Control, and MBUSA-SLP S424HH001, Control of Quality Records.
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Check fuel tank level in the event fuel filter
module assembly requires replacement.
A. Inspect fuel filter module assembly
1. Check fuel filter module assembly part number:
• Remove rear seat:
- Model 211: WIS AR91.12-P-1020T
- Model 219: WIS AR91.12-P-1020TX
• Roll-up sound insulation mat (1, Figure 1) to
uncover access cover (2).
• Remove 6 bolts (3) securing left access
cover (2) to body then remove access cover
• If part number A 211 470 49 94 or A 211 470 51 94 is indicated on fuel filter module assembly (arrow,
Figure 2), proceed to subject D.
• If part number A 211 470 49 94 or A 211 470 51 94 is not indicated on fuel filter module assembly
(arrow), proceed to step 2.
2. Check fuel filter module assembly fitting for fuel leakage:
• If fuel is not leaking from fitti ng (A, Figure 2) proceed to Subject B.
• If fuel is leaking from fitting (A) proceed to step Subject C
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B. Install new sleeve into fuel filter module assembly fitting
1. Remove fuel hose (A, Figure 3) from fitting (B):
• Remove hose clamp (arrow) securing fuel
hose (A) to fitting (B).
• Wrap a shop rag around fuel hose (A,
Figure 3) then remove fuel hose (A) by first
turning hose (to loosen it from fitting) then
pull hose off from fitting (B).
• Ensure shop rag is wrapped around fuel
hose to prevent fuel from leaking into
vehicle’s interior (a small amount of fuel
release is normal).
• DO NOT pull fuel hose (A) off from fitting (B)
without first turning and loosening hose (A),
or damage may occur to fitting (B).
2. Remove sleeve from inside of fuel filter
module assembly fitting (A, Figure 4):
• Manually thread a body screw (arrow) into
fitting (A) then tighten slightly using a
Body metal screw (arrow) dimensions: e.g.,
4.8 X 19 mm.
DO NOT over tighten sheet metal screw (arrow)
or damage to fitting may occur.
• Remove sleeve from fitting (A) by pulling
screw (arrow) along with sleeve out from
fitting (A) using pliers.
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3. Install new sleeve (arrow, Figure 5) into fuel filter module assembly fitting (A):
• Pad jaws of slip joint plie rs with masking tape to protect components during installation.
• Insert smaller end of new sleeve (arrow) into fitting (A) first.
• Press sleeve (arrow) into fitting (A) using slip joint pliers until sleeve is seated.
• Sleeve (arrow) should press into fitting (A) with s light resistance. Ensure that sleeve is evenly
started into fitting (A) before increasing pressure on pliers or damage to fitting may occur.
• Stop applying pressure on pliers once sleeve (arrow) is seated (B).
4. Reinstall components in reverse order.
Use only specified hose clamp to secure fuel hose to fuel level sensor fitting or fuel leakage may occur.
DO NOT use worm gear/screw type fuel clamps.
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C. Replace fuel filter module assembly (located on left side of fuel tank)
• If fuel tank level is above ¾ (full) drain fuel tank down to ¾ (full).
• Disconnect battery cable from negative battery terminal.
1. Replace fuel filter module assemb ly, refer to WIS: AR47.10-P-7000TK.
Note (regarding WIS instructions):
• “Saugmaster” fuel container listed in refere nced WIS instructions: AR47.10-P-4001TB is not
available in the US. Use only approved fuel extr action tank when removing fuel from a vehicle.
Approved fuel extraction equipment can be obtai ned through the Mercedes-Benz Standard Service
Equipment Program (SSEP) by calling (888) 458-4040.
• In order to gain access to fuel filter module assemb ly hoses (1 Figure 6) and electrical connector (2),
it is necessary to gain access to fuel pump module assembly in the right side of fuel tank (located
under right fuel tank access cover ).
Figure 6 (Fuel pump module located in right side of fuel tank)
2. Reassemble in reverse order.
3. Perform basic programming, refer to WIS for model:
• 211: AR00.19-P-0200T.
• 219: AR00.19-P-0200TX.
4. Connect SDS, Perform Quick Test, read out and erase fault memory.