make and model information
2011 - 2019
See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)
What are the defects?
The contacts of the steering column switch may be impaired by sand settling on the contacts, leading to increased electrical resistance.
What are the hazards?
The heat caused by the increased resistance could lead to deformation of the plastic plug housing of the head light contacts. This may lead to their separation, resulting in the headlights failing. If the headlights do not work, there is reduced visibility for the driver of the affected vehicle when driving under low light conditions. In addition, the vehicle will be less visible to oncoming traffic. These conditions will result in an increased risk of an accident that could lead to injury or death of vehicle occupants and other road users.
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.