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MERCEDES-BENZ AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC PTY LTD - Mercedes-Benz S450 2021

recall information

Recall number
REC-005436
Campaign number
RC3018
Original published date

make and model information

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
S450
Year range
2021
Affected units
1

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

The electrical connector of the steering column switch may not have been installed correctly and could detach resulting in steering column and steering wheel functions becoming inoperative. This may result in airbag failure and the inability to indicate, change gears or change traction control settings.

What are the hazards?

An inability to indicate and a reduction in vehicle control increases the risk of a crash resulting in serious injury or death to occupants or other road users. Driver airbag failure in the event of a serious crash greatly increases the risk of injury or death to the driver.

A loss of traction or motive power increases the risk of a crash resulting in serious injury or death to occupants or other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Mercedes-Benz and are asked to arrange with their nearest authorised Mercedes-Benz dealership to have the work carried out as soon as possible.

A full list of authorised dealerships can be found at https://www.mercedes-benz.com.au/passengercars/mercedes-benz-cars/dealer-locator.html


Alternatively, consumers may use the Mercedes-Benz online booking service, by visiting www.mercedes-benz.com.au/servicebooking
Supplier details
MERCEDES-BENZ AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC PTY LTD

Responsible regulator

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

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