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Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd - Mercedes-Benz ACTROS 2018

recall information

Recall number
REC-000998
PRA number
2020/18320
Campaign number
RC3176
Original published date
Last updated date

make and model information

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
ACTROS
Year range
2018
Affected units
20

Identifying features

See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

The outer section of the front grille air deflectors could detach partially or entirely from the inner section of vehicle. Clips could slowly detach due to the wind loads and additional stresses that arise during operation.

What are the hazards?

If the clips of the front grille air deflectors break, the outer section may completely detach from the vehicle increasing the risk of injury or an accident to other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners are requested to contact an Authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership to arrange a time to install a new deflector on both sides of potentially affected vehicles, free of charge.

A complete list of authorised dealerships can be found using the link at https://www.mercedes-benz-trucks.com/en_AU/home.html
Supplier details
Daimler Truck and 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.