Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz C Class Vehicles MY2018

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

What are the defects?

The ESP software may not meet the specifications. In certain scenarios the brake lights may be permanently activated and a warning message about the brake light malfunction would be displayed in the instrument cluster. As a result, the ESP function would be deactivated and the parking brake could no longer be moved from its current position.

What are the hazards?

If the parking brake was not to activate when occupants are leaving the vehicle, the vehicle could continue to move. The ESP function would also not be available. As a result, there may be an increased risk of accident and injury to occupants of the vehicle and other road users/property.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are requested to contact their most convenient Mercedes-Benz retailer for a free of charge repair.

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Traders who sold this product

Authorised Mercedes-Benz retailers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 May 2018 - 30 November 2018

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Product category