Mercedes-Benz—Sprinter Van, type 906 with engine OM646—upgrade of software for engine control unit

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, type 906 with engine OM646
Identifying features
Campaign number: RC778 Number of vehicles involved: 14

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Campaign number: RC778
Number of vehicles involved: 14

What are the defects?

The previous software upgrade for the engine control unit may not fully overcome the possibility of piston damage occurring as a result of a less than ideal combustion process. If the vehicle continues to be driven with a damaged piston, engine oil may be injected into the engine compartment and could come into contact with hot components.

What are the hazards?

Mechanical malfunction

What should consumers do?

Make arrangements with their authorised Mercedes-Benz dealership to have the engine control unit re-programmed once again and receive a higher level of software, free of charge.


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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