Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for many of their 2011 Mercedes E-Class sedans and wagons. The problem? “Insufficient adhesive” on the vibration damper in the engine compartment.
What does that mean? I’m not entirely sure. So take it away car people:
In other words, the vibration damper that is intended to absorb the torsional vibration coming from the engine was not secured with the proper amount of adhesive, and as a result, the vibration damper and its inner mass damper ring can unintentionally separate.
Who is at risk? People who are working on the Mercedes engine because someone working on Benz’s engine could become injured due to stored energy in the mass damper ring. If the energy is released, you have a lot of power coming at you.
Putting this in perspective, this is only a problem with 41 2011 Mercedes E-Class sedans and wagons made between July 8, 2010, and July 12, 2010.