Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks

PRA number

2018/16801

Campaign number

RC3085

Published date

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

What are the defects?

The propeller shaft on affected vehicles has a weld seam connecting the propeller shaft head with the universal joint to the propeller shaft, including a sliding piece. This weld seam could potentially crack.

What are the hazards?

If the weld seam fails, the propeller shaft will break, damaging or destroying parts of the vehicle. Component parts may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

What should consumers do?

Affected owners should call 1300 323 722 to be connected to their nearest authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership to make arrangements to have the propeller shaft replaced.

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

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

Product category