Mercedes-Benz—Passenger Cars with V6 Diesel Engine—Replace Crankshaft Position Sensor

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Product description

Mercedes-Benz cars manufactured between May 2006 and October 2007.

What are the defects?

In vehicles built within this date range and fitted with a V6 diesel engine, an open circuit in the chip housing of the crankshaft position sensor can occur under certain circumstances. This is due to contamination of the silicone which occurred during the supplier's chip manufacturing process. When the problem occurs the engine may lose power and stop and cannot be restarted.

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What should consumers do?

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd will write to owners of all affected vehicles. If you have sold the vehicles, please contact Mercedes-Benz on telephone: 03 9566 9380, fax: 03 9566 6223 or via e-mail:


Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd

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Responsible regulator

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

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