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Mercedes-Benz’s local arm is recalling five of its Unimog trucks over concerns that incorrect wiring could cause the vehicle’s electrics and other power-reliant systems to shut down.

The manufacturer reports that the connections for the cabin’s main power supply cable may not have been tensioned correctly during the production process.

If the fault occurs, it could result in the loss of power to the cabin and failure of various vehicle systems including the headlights, posing a significant hazard to occupants and other road users.

A spokesperson from Mercedes-Benz Australia confirmed with CarAdvice that just two of the affected Euro VI Unimogs are in the hands of customers – both are currently doing duty as fertiliser spreaders.

The remaining three affected trucks are currently in dealer stock and will have the fault rectified prior to going on sale.

Owners of the affected Unimog trucks will be contacted via mail. For more information customers can contact Mercedes-Benz on their website

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