Mercedes-Benz—Sprinter Vans—Left windowbag

What are the defects?

Investigations have revealed that a windowbag with a defective gas diffuser may have been installed in the vehicle and must be replaced. The diffuser connects the gas generator to the airbag and distributes the expanding air into the airbag following ignition. A faulty diffuser may have irregularities in its composition and hairline cracks which could lead to premature breakage of the diffuser when the airbag is triggered. In a worst case scenario the gas generator can separate from the windowbag module and the airbag is insufficiently inflated. In addition, this separation may also cause parts of the windowbag module or the vehicle's interior panelling to be ejected at high speed into the passenger compartment.

What are the hazards?

Malfunction

What should consumers do?

Contact any authorised Mercedes-Benz Light Commercial Vehicle Dealer to have the replacement carried out. If you have sold the vehicle please contact DaimlerChrysler on telephone 03 9566 9380, fax 03 9566 6223 or via e-mail: campaigns@daimlerchrysler.com

Supplier
DaimlerChrysler Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
Where the product was sold
Nationally

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
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