A side impact could cause the B-pillar welding joints to fail, according to the recall notice.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five examples of its 2020 Sprinter van, citing a potential fault with B-pillar welding joints.

The affected vehicles were sold between 13 October 2020 and 30 November 2020 (Model Year 2020).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “As part of the production process, the B-pillar that joins the floor panel structure may not be welded correctly.”

“In the event of a side impact accident, the weld joint may fail and could cause reduced protection for the fuel tank and vehicle occupants,” the notice continues. “This increases the risk of injury or death to the vehicle occupants and other road users.”

The recall comes less than a week after a different batch of Sprinter vans (Model Years 2019-2021) were recalled with a transmission software bug.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the five cars involved in the most recent recall can be found here.

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