The German brand reports that a welded seam in the dual-clutch transmission’s assembly may fracture over time.
If the fault occurs, a loss of drive poses an accident hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users.
The 14 affected vehicles were manufactured between 1 November 2015 to 30 January 2016. No incidents of transmission failure have been reported in Australia.
Owners of the affected Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be contacted via mail.