The brake hoses in the rear of the van could rub against the van's body, resulting in a loss of brake fluid.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 5279 examples of its VS30 Sprinter van with model years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20) due to faulty brakes.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the brake hoses may contact the rear part of the fender liner of the front axle while driving the vehicle, causing anything from chafe marks to worn-out brake hoses, resulting in leaking brake fluid.

Mercedes-Benz says leaking brake fluid may result in increased braking distances.

Affected cars were sold between 11 October 2018 and 1 May 2020. Mercedes-Benz Australia is contacting owners to organise inspection and repair of the defect. A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Australia has told CarAdvice there are no known failures to Australian-delivered models.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 5279 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closes Mercedes-Benz dealership by clicking here.