Mercedes-Benz says S560 models sold in Australia between 2017 and 2018 may experience engine oil leaks.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 107 examples of the S560 with Model Years from 2017 to 2018 (MY17-MY18) due to the potential for engine plugs to fail, causing an engine oil leak.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says oil leaks are possible if the engine experiences high loads.

Mercedes-Benz warns leaking oil on the road can cause accidents. It says if the oil warning light is ignored by the driver, the 345kW/700Nm 4.0-litre V8 engine in the S560 could be damaged and stall.

Affected cars were sold between 2 October 2017 and 28 November 2018. Mercedes-Benz Australia is contacting owners to organise a free fix.

Mercedes-Benz Australia says there are no known instances of the issue affecting Australian owners, and the recall is a precautionary measure.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 107 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your S560 repaired, find your closest Mercedes-Benz dealership by clicking here.