The affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2020 and 29 October 2020 (Model Year 2020).
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The ground connection of the front passenger airbag may not meet the specifications. This may mean that an electrostatic charge could not be diverted via the ground connection and may trigger the front passenger airbag.
“The front passenger airbag may randomly inflate, increasing the risk of an accident and/or serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users,” the notice continued.
A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Australia told CarAdvice there have been no recorded instances of the fault locally, and this recall is purely a precautionary measure.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 13 cars involved in the recall can be found here.
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