Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906 Series ES Edition MY2006-2017 - extended recall
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership or Mercedes-Benz head office directly via the website at https://www.dealerlocator.mercedes-benz.com.au to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use the Mercedes-Benz VIN look-up tool at https://recall.mercedes-benz.com.au/ or contact Mercedes-Benz on 1300 659 307 (between 8.30am and 5pm), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contact their preferred dealer.
Consumers can check if they are affected by the Takata airbag recall, by entering the vehicle’s registration number at https://ismyairbagsafe.com.au/
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
Authorised Mercedes-Benz Van Retailers
- 1 November 2006 - 31 October 2017
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.