Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz passenger cars

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see VIN list attached

What are the defects?

The driver airbag could be triggered without obvious cause. This is due to electrostatic discharge if the steering column is not sufficiently grounded and the steering column switch module is already damaged or faulty. An airbag warning message will alert the driver via the instrument cluster display as well as a red airbag indicator lamp that the steering column module is damaged or faulty.

What are the hazards?

Triggering of the driver airbag without obvious cause could both increase the risk of injury to the driver as well as the risk of a possible accident.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are asked to contact their nearest authorised Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car Retailer to arrange an inspection and rectification free of charge.

Supplier
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
Traders who sold this product

Authorised Mercedes-Benz Retailers

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013

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