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Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd - Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks MY2018 Recall

A recall notice for Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks MY2018 supplied by Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd as the outer section of the front grille air deflectors could detach partially or entirely from the inner section of vehicle. Clips could slowly detach due to the wind loads that arise during operation.

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd - Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks MY2018

PRA No.

2020/18320

Date published

20 May 2020

Campaign number

RC3176

Product description

Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks
Model Year 2018

20 affected vehicles

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.xlsx (17.4 KB)

What are the defects?

The outer section of the front grille air deflectors could detach partially or entirely from the inner section of vehicle. Clips could slowly detach due to the wind loads that arise during operation.

What are the hazards?

If the clips of the front grille air deflectors break, the outer section may completely detach from the vehicle increasing the risk of injury or an accident to other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners will be contacted to advise them of the recall and that parts are not yet available to conduct a repair. Until parts are available, drivers should perform visual inspections of the front grille as part of their daily departure check routine (see ‘Front grille air deflectors check guide’ below). If the vehicle fails the inspection, owners are requested to remove the air deflectors immediately and contact an authorised Daimler Truck and Bus dealership.

Once parts are available, owners will be contacted again to arrange a mutually convenient time for a free of charge repair at any authorised Daimler Truck and Bus dealership.

A complete list of authorised dealerships can be found at using the link at https://www.mercedes-benz-trucks.com/en_AU/home.html

Supplier

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealers

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

  • 9 October 2018 - 5 December 2018

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Front grille air deflectors check guide.pdf

Responsible regulator

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

Wow. The very first Mercedes recall since April Fools Day.

Anyone have the contact details for the Guinness Book Of Records?