make and model information
VIN (Vehicle identification number)
What are the defects?
Due to a manufacturing defect, the wiring of the rear left and right airbags may have been reversed. Attempted deactivation of a side airbag may result in the opposite side airbag being deactivated and the intended airbag remaining operational.
What are the hazards?
In the event of an accident the airbag on the incorrect side of the vehicle may deploy. If a child seat is fitted on one of the rear seats and the airbag is operational due to reversed wiring, it could potentially inflate with the child seat on it increasing the risk of injury or death.
MERCEDES-BENZ AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC PTY LTD
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Customer assistance centre
1300 300 896
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.