2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris: Recall Alert

2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 12,300 model-year 2016-17 Mercedes-Benz Metris work vans

The Problem: The fuel hose in the engine compartment may leak at the lower connecting point of the transition hose, between the underbody fuel line and the Schrader valve or where the fuel line connects to the fuel pump, which in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the affected hose and clamp for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners Jan. 25. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Mercedes-Benz Metris

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Comments

The Mercedes does not look much like a pickup, but then again, neither does a Ridgeline.

Didn't say this was a pickup.

Look at the URL in your browser window.

It reads pickuptrucks.com

So are you saying every article on this site is about pickups? I have read articles on this very site about medium sized commercial trucks and vans. Seems that regardless of name this site covers all types of trucks. Again this Mercedes doesn't look like a pickup but the Ridgeline has a bed.

Papa will argue with an owl over how many degrees his head can turn [the owl, not papajim].

Papa will argue with an owl over how many degrees his head can turn [the owl, not papajim].


Posted by: redbloodedxy | Dec 13, 2018 12:40:56 PM

yep he's a lonely old man

@PapaJim
This Benz van is probably used more as work vehicle just as some would use traditional pickup trucks.
As the for the Ridgeline not looking like a pickup truck the 2nd Generation looks like regular pickup truck but has Honda Suv/Crossover family resemblance.
The first Generation has strange flying buttress because at time used for structural needs. Once you drive them you will appreciate it over traditional body on frame trucks when it comes to pure driving experience as a vehicle.

@PapaJim
This Benz van has the euro fronto end styling that's common on work vans today. Gone is the squarish frontal look.
Semi trucks most went away from square block frontal look.
The Ridgeline has the look of Pilot MDX upcoming Passport not square-jawed frontal like pickup trucks have had since mid 1950s.
Look at the vans and big real semi trucks the style has evolved.

@2007 Ridgeline Owner --Agree most of the vans and semis have gone more to the euro front which is more aerodynamic. The vans are more global in design. More and more of the vehicles sold in the US will be globally designed. GM is the only hold out on the old style van and eventually they will either design a new van or source it from another manufacturer. Agree also that most of these vans get more use than most half ton pickups especially when you consider most are sold to businesses--contractors, plumbers, electricians, delivery vans, airport and limo services, and the list goes on. I don't have an issue with the Ridgeline like some on this site. There are different trucks for different tastes and needs. I don't get that hung up on what is considered a truck or pickup.

I thought this was pickuptrucks.com, not fakenews.mercedesbenzmetris.eu, so quit heralding these eurovans as if they are in the same category as American trucks or traditional vans. They aren't. Nobody in the US wants them except politicians who want to force you out of your 4x4 V8 truck and into an expensive, ugly, underperforming eurovan that is embarrassing to be seen in and impractical for most situations... unless of course they can force you right into public transportation immediately instead which is the ultimate goal.

I thought this was pickuptrucks.com, not fakenews.mercedesbenzmetris.eu, so quit heralding these eurovans as if they are in the same category as American trucks or traditional vans. They aren't. Nobody in the US wants them except politicians who want to force you out of your 4x4 V8 truck and into an expensive, ugly, underperforming eurovan that is embarrassing to be seen in and impractical for most situations...

Posted by: BD | Dec 13, 2018
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Fyi the MB Sprinter van comes with 4x4 option and diesel motor that will embarass any US made van in MPG..and looks too..


If you Dont like these news dont read it!

It reads pickuptrucks.com
Posted by: papajim | Dec 13, 2018

Spoken by a wise old man

You know what's a really good way to see the USA? Glasses. You obviously need them if you think the sprinter is good-looking.


Don't like the truth, don't read my posts. I come here to read about pickup trucks, not cargo minivans, and I call these articles out when I see them.


@BD
I was not referring to Mercedes Benz Vans only with euro look Ford
Ram ect. This is what is considered a work truck. It's a truck didn't know Pickup Trucks. Com could only exclusively cover pickup trucks.
Car & Driver has a big Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck article in it.

@2007 Ridgeline Owner--Agree I would consider the Mercedes Van a work truck. As for just pickup truck news this site has been giving news about trucks other than pickups for years. I really cannot get that bent out of shape over an article about a van, midsize commercial duty truck, or anything else that would be considered a truck. If the writers want to write an article about Kenworth's or Peterbilt's I don't have to read it.

So, Jeff S goes into a nice restaurant for lunch and he orders the grouper sandwich. When his food comes he thinks, Gee, this awful smelling muck doesn't LOOK like grouper (a tasty fish). But he eats it anyway.

Later in the day he sees a story on the news that the restaurant where he ate is in trouble for substituting some kind of nasty bottom-feeder for grouper.

There's a reason why we care about Pickups on a website that is dedicated to pickup trucks. Life is full of cheap substitutes and some of us have learned the hard way about settling for less.

No Jeff, a Metris is not a work truck. It's some kind of beefedup minivan. European consumers are forced to accept crap like that. We are not.

The refrigerator repair tech or HVAC plumbing contractors dont usually show up in Silverado or F-150 pickup truck to your home. Many companies do use pickup trucks for services like pest control roofing. But if the tech has to get a part from the vehicle I bet they say let me go out to my truck.

what???

@papajim--What does what I order in the restaurant have to do with this discussion? Why does Car and Driver write articles on pickups since their name does not have truck in it? I could care less about Mercedes vans but how can you say this van is not a work van when it is called "Mercedes-Benz Metris work van"? I don't see passenger van in the name. If you are so concerned about this site just covering pickups then why don't you complain directly to Mark Williams? Seems you have too much time on your hands that you are fretting over an article about a recall on a van. I an still working and don't have time to get in a tizzy over an article about a recall of a van. You could choose not to read the article since it is not an article about pickups. If something upsets you then just don't read it. No one on this site wants to force you into reading an article about a vehicle you have no interest in or don't you don't like.

@2007 Ridgeline Owner--papajim is just going to argue with you as he does with me. Some people have a hard time adjusting to retirement. I myself am not that interested in recalls about Mercedes vans but there are some readers that might own these vans that are. As long as the article is not political or vulgar I cannot really get that upset especially if the writers on this site feel that some readers might benefit from passing this information along. There are some that might appreciate that this site covers articles on other trucks besides pickups.

A. Jeff S wants to believe that a family sedan can be a "work truck." Presto chango! Now it is.

B. Jeff S wants to believe that a minivan can be called a "work truck." Let it be written, let it be done!

C. Jeff S eats lunch at a restaurant where the unscrupulous owner charges people for a 'grouper' sandwich but serves some nasty inferior bottom-dwelling yucko burger instead---Jeff proclaims that the distinction is irrelevant.

Question: Who wants to go to lunch with Jeff?

A. Jeff S wants to believe that a family sedan can be a "work truck." Presto chango! Now it is.

B. Jeff S wants to believe that a minivan can be called a "work truck." Let it be written, let it be done!

C. Jeff S eats lunch at a restaurant where the unscrupulous owner charges people for a 'grouper' sandwich but serves some nasty inferior bottom-dwelling yucko burger instead---Jeff proclaims that the distinction is irrelevant.

Question: Who wants to go to lunch with Jeff?

@papajim--Sale of crew cab pickups and the spiraling downward trend of automobiles is proof enough that many buyers are replacing their sedans with pickups, crossovers, and suvs. Without crew cabs there would not be the boom in sales of pickups. Doesn't matter what you or I believe this is what is happening.

As for the Metris Mercedes markets it as both a passenger van and work van per the following link:
https://www.mbvans.com/sprinter/model/metris
Maybe you need to contact Daimler and tell them to stop marketing this van as a work truck. Mercedes produces and sells vans and trucks globally and not just in the US. I know you don't like anything that is Global but that is your problem not anyone elses.

As for your comment about fish sandwiches it has nothing to do with this article or conversation it is something you just pulled out of your head to argue about.

"You can see it not only by comparing the Tacoma’s success to other midsize pickups, but even in the way the Tacoma has moved up Toyota’s own sales charts. Only half a decade ago, Toyota’s U.S. dealers still sold twice as many Corollas as Tacomas. Today, Toyota sells just 1.2 Corollas per Tacoma in America, and if the current rates of Corolla decline and Tacoma growth continue in 2019, the Tacoma will outsell the Corolla, currently America’s third-best-selling car and ninth-best-selling vehicle overall. In fact, even if the passenger car market stabilizes and the Corolla’s decline stalls, continuation of the current Tacoma growth rate would propel it beyond the Corolla next year. Moreover, at Toyota Camry’s current rate of decline and the Tacoma’s current rate of growth, the Camry’s hold on Toyota’s No.2 spot – behind the RAV4 – could be in danger in 2019."

per link https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/12/the-toyota-tacoma-is-now-much-more-than-the-top-selling-midsize-truck-its-now-one-of-americas-best-selling-vehicles-full-stop/#more-1652740

Sorry Jeff, but I missed your point. I was at Walmart with all the other nasty people. But I'm back now.

What time is your next lecture?

@papajim--What is your point? Argue for argument sake. If enough readers give feedback to this site that they don't want articles like this then the site might not post articles like this. I don't feel it is necessary to post everything that displeases me on this site. If I don't like something I can move on. You have expressed your opinion and others can express their own. Your opinion is your opinion and others can express their own opinions. I don't know what Walmart has to do with this discussion and many shop at Walmart whether they are nasty or not is just an opinion with no basis for fact.

relax!

Papa jim always getting his panties in a bunch.
If pickuptrucks.com did and have done articles on big commercial trucks like F-350 what does he say. It cold be a pickup truck or converted to a stake bed work truck or a dump truck snowplow.

@ 2007 Ridgeline Owner-Agree. Most of the readers are not going to get their panties in a bunch over an article about vans. If you don't like the article move on.

@ I have no problem with the article at all its PapaJim and some others do. Just because this site says pickuptrucks.com doesn't mean they cant put articles about work vans in it.
In fact if PapaJim would switch the channel on his tv away from
FOX News and Steve Doocy on the couch+2. Ram has been running tv commercials with their Pro Master commercial vans also their Heavy Duty pickup trucks. The two categories go together.

Looks like the ISP is "back up" at the sheep ranch. Big Al and his fake identities are back.

"No Jeff, a Metris is not a work truck. It's some kind of beefedup minivan. European consumers are forced to accept crap like that. We are not.

Posted by: papajim | Dec 15, 2018 6:46:56 AM"

Absolutely! Thank god somebody else understands this, because a lot of posters here seem to herald vans and the Europeans who use them for work as a smarter, responsible more efficient and cultured choice compared to a traditional American truck, missing entirely the regulations that keep Europeans from having choices like we in the US (somewhat) have.

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Go to the Ford or GM websites and under the TRUCKS heading check out the Regular Cab long bed F150 XL. Next go to the GM site, they have long bed Regular Cab trucks of a similar kind.

Last, while you're at the GM site check out their heavy duty vans in the most basic trim. They probably still call it an Express.

All of the above are legit work trucks. Take a ride in one, you'll not mistake it for mom's grocery-getter. Whether Ford or GM you can get one at a competitive price.

Ditto for RAM but I'm not sure how many 2019s are available yet in pure work trim. Probably true for GM too. Ford should have a million half ton XLs in every color (as long as it's black, grey-silver or white).

Drive it for 10 years. When you decide to get a new one, put an ad in the paper or online. You'll get lots of offers, even if it's whipped.



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