Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906 Series ES Edition MY2006-2017
This recall has been extended on 31 January 2019 to include 6 113 new vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906 Series ES Edition
Driver’s airbag inflator (non-alpha)
9 172 affected vehicles
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership or Mercedes-Benz head office directly via the website at https://www.dealerlocator.mercedes-benz.com.au (link is external) to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use the Mercedes-Benz VIN look-up tool at https://recall.mercedes-benz.com.au/ or contact Mercedes-Benz on 1300 659 307 (between 8.30am and 5pm), or by emailing email@example.com or contact their preferred dealer.
Consumers can check if they are affected by the Takata airbag recall, by entering the vehicle’s registration number at https://ismyairbagsafe.com.au/
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Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall