Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd - Mercedes-Benz G63 2018 - 2019

recall information

Recall number
REC-000964
PRA number
2020/18495
Campaign number
RC2796
Original published date

make and model information

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
G63
Year range
2018 - 2019
Affected units
337

Identifying features

See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Sulfur fumes from axle oil may impair an electrical component in the differential locking module, affecting the normal functioning of the differential lock.

What are the hazards?

Communication between the control unit and the locking actuator may be shut down and the displayed status of the differential lock may be unreliable. This could also mean that the electronic stability program (ESP) and anti-lock braking system (ABS) are deactivated. Loss of proper operation of the differential lock and braking and traction systems may increase the risk of a crash in situations where these are being relied on, increasing the risk of injury or death of vehicle occupants and occupants of nearby vehicles.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are asked to contact their most convenient Mercedes-Benz retailer for a free of charge repair.

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.

Product type