Mercedes-Benz—Passenger Cars—Reset Coding of Electronic Control Units

Identifying features


What are the defects?

Certain vehicles which visited an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop between 15-17 April 2008 and 5-10 June 2008 may have received a partially incorrect software update affecting some electronic control units. Unfortunately in these individual cases the software downloaded from the manufacturer by the workshop was inconsistent with the vehicle build specification. Under the most unfavourable circumstances this could affect the engine cut-off in the event of a collision, the on-board diagnosis function, or the fuel sensor and speedometer signal.

What are the hazards?

Vehicle malfunction

What should consumers do?

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd will write to owners of all affected vehicles. If you have sold the vehicle, please contact Mercedes-Benz on telephone: 03 9566 9380, fax: 03 9566 6223 or via e-mail:

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

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

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Product category