Daimler Truck & Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Atego 970 Truck
What are the defects?
A deeply contoured weld seam on the rear axle housing was not welded correctly during the production process on certain vehicles of the Atego 970.
What are the hazards?
The incorrect weld could decrease the amount of force the rear axle housing is capable of withstanding/transferring and could lead to crack formation and breakage, increasing the risk of an accident for the occupants and other road users.
What should consumers do?
Owners are advised to contact their authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle dealership to have the rear axle housing replaced free of charge.
- 16 October 2013 - 8 April 2014