The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “sulphur fumes from axle oil may impair an electrical component in the differential locking module, affecting the normal functioning of the differential lock”.
“Loss of proper operation of the differential lock and braking and traction systems may increase the risk of a crash in situations where these are being relied on, increasing the risk of injury or death of vehicle occupants and occupants of nearby vehicles,” the recall notice states.
The affected cars were sold between September 2018 and November 2019.
CarAdvice has contacted Mercedes-Benz Australia to find out if there has been any incidents reported locally. We will update this story with the response.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 337 cars can be found here.
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