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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2019 Sprinter van, over concerns the tail-lights might not function properly. According to the company, a 'software fault' means the tail-lights may malfunction in certain vehicles if the rotary light switch is shifted to a new position in 'less than 0.5 seconds'...

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has issued a recall for the 2019 Sprinter over concerns the automatic high-beam function may not work correctly. The German manufacturer reports a software defect is to blame, which may see the auto high-beam not automatically revert to low beam when oncoming vehicles approach, posing a hazard to other road users...

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 Sprinter, over concerns about the electronic door locks. According to the company, the electronic door locks could have been installed with an incorrect operating lever. As a result, the front driver's hinged door, load compartment sliding door and rear-right door could be impossible to open from the inside or outside...

2007-16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Takata recall initiated

Mercedes-Benz has initiated its Takata recall for the Sprinter to replace both the driver and passenger inflators replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If a vehicle with an affected inflator is involved in an accident, there's a risk the inflator housing could rupture under too much internal pressure, sending shrapnel flying into the cabin...

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter variant breakdown

The brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter light-commercial range is now available, with the company promising the highest level of safety, competitive running costs, and infotainment/telematics “designed for the next era”. It needs to be good...

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the new-generation Sprinter van line-up will be arriving Down Under next month, headlined by the availability of the company's new MBUX infotainment system and new driver assistance systems. From October, the Sprinter panel van and cab chassis variants will arrive in Australian showrooms, with the minibus and tractor head versions in early 2019...

2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled select Sprinters built in October and November 2017, over concerns some spot welds may not have been applied. According to the company, some spot welds on the front-side wall linking the door frame with their hinge reinforcements mightn't have been applied, on either the driver or passenger side of the car...

Mercedes-Benz Vans wins back Australia Post contract

Mercedes-Benz Vans fleet department has been delivered a major win, with Australia Post giving it back the lucrative commercial vehicle contract currently held by Renault. The postal service will add 1300 Mercedes Vito and Sprinter vans to its fleet over what is understood to be a three-year agreement...

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter: More details revealed

Mercedes-Benz has elaborated on specifications about its upcoming eSprinter van, after initially unveiling the car early in February. Measuring up at 5932mm long on a 3924mm wheelbase, the electric van will be available with a 55kWh or 41kWh battery pack. The former claims a 150km range – Mercedes says it's a reliable figure in unfavourable conditions – and offers a 900kg payload...

The dance of the machines: Inside Mercedes-Benz's Düsseldorf factory

Ever wondered what goes on inside an automotive assembly plant? We did too, so when Mercedes-Benz offered CarAdvice the chance to tour its Düsseldorf factory where it builds its popular Sprinter vans, we jumped at the chance. There’s an eerie beauty in the dance of the machines. Huge orange arms loom large, a menacing presence dancing to an accompaniment of an industrial orchestra, metallic and sonorous...