Mercedes-Benz—Sterling HX LT 7500 8X4 Trucks

Identifying features

Campaign number: RC869
Target number: 175

What are the defects?

The Simard steering double knuckle arm on certain Sterling 8X4 front axles may not have been manufactured to the correct material specification and could fracture under normal loads.

What are the hazards?

The operator may loose steering control over the vehicle.

What should consumers do?

Letters will be sent to affected owners.

Owners are advised to contact their authorised Mecedes-Benz dealership to have the steering arm inspected and, if necessary, replaced free of charge.

Supplier
Mercedes-Benz Australia / Pacific Pty Ltd
Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 June 2006 - 30 April 2009

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
Product category