Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 64 cars, citing a potential fault with the turbocharger assembly.
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says that “screws for the turbocharger oil feed and oil return lines may not have been correctly tensioned during the assembly process.”
“If the screws are loose, oil may leak out at the turbocharger oil feed and/or oil return line. Leaking oil may come into contact with hot component parts and a fire could occur,” the German manufacturer added in the notice.
“This could result in injuries or death of vehicle occupants or other road users.”
Affected cars were sold between 1 April, 2019, and 31 July, 2020.
CarAdvice has contacted Mercedes-Benz Australia to check if it has reported any incidents locally. We will update this story with the company's response.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 64 cars involved in the recall can be found here.
To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Mercedes-Benz dealership by clicking here.