Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia Pty Ltd — MY15 - MY17 V Class / Vito Van (Extended Recall)

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see attached VIN list

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?

Affected consumers will be notified by mail.

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

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Mercedes Dealers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 May 2015 - 30 September 2017

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