Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd - Mercedes-Benz G300 2011 - 2019

recall information

Recall number
REC-000962
PRA number
2020/18552
Campaign number
RC2790
Original published date
Last updated date

make and model information

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
G300
Year range
2011 - 2019
Affected units
2,909

Identifying features

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.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are asked to contact their most convenient Mercedes-Benz Retailer for a free of charge repair. An additional relay circuit will be installed to avoid an increase in electrical resistance.

To find a local Mercedes-Benz retailer, visit https://www.mercedes-benz.com.au/passengercars/mercedes-benz-cars/dealer-locator.html
Supplier details
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Responsible regulator

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

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