New-generation van hit with a software bug that could affect the auto high-beam function, with 305 units affected locally.
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Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has issued a recall for the 2019 Sprinter over concerns the automatic high-beam function may not work correctly.

The German manufacturer reports a software defect is to blame, which may see the auto high-beam not automatically revert to low beam when oncoming vehicles approach, posing a hazard to other road users.

Mercedes-Benz adds that the fault could increase the risk of an accident for oncoming vehicles.

Affected Sprinter vans were sold from 29 January 2019 through 28 May 2019, with 305 units affected – the VIN list is accessible here.

Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to contact their local Mercedes-Benz Van dealer to arrange repairs, which will be carried out free of charge.