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Daimler Truck & Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd - Mercedes-Benz ATEGO 2013 - 2014

recall information

Recall number
REC-000992
PRA number
2017/16464
Campaign number
RC3065
Original published date

make and model information

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
ATEGO
Year range
2013 - 2014
Affected units
15

Identifying features

see attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

A deeply contoured weld seam on the rear axle housing was not welded correctly during the production process on certain vehicles of the Atego 970.

What are the hazards?

The incorrect weld could decrease the amount of force the rear axle housing is capable of withstanding/transferring and could lead to crack formation and breakage, increasing the risk of an accident for the occupants and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners are advised to contact their authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle dealership to have the rear axle housing replaced free of charge.
Supplier details
Daimler Truck & Bus 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.