Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz G300 MY2011-2019

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

What are the defects?

The contacts of the steering column switch may be impaired by sand settling on the contacts, leading to increased electrical resistance.

What are the hazards?

The heat caused by the increased resistance could lead to deformation of the plastic plug housing of the head light contacts. This may lead to their separation, resulting in the headlights failing. If the headlights do not work, there is reduced visibility for the driver of the affected vehicle when driving under low light conditions. In addition, the vehicle will be less visible to oncoming traffic. These conditions will result in an increased risk of an accident that could lead to injury or death of vehicle occupants and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are asked to contact their most convenient Mercedes-Benz Retailer for a free of charge repair. An additional relay circuit will be installed to avoid an increase in electrical resistance.

To find a local Mercedes-Benz retailer, visit

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 3 January 2011 - 30 January 2019

Responsible regulator

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

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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