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MY2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with rotating seats recalled

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has issued a recall of 490 examples of the Sprinter vans fitted with rotating seats with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to the potential for side airbags to deploy. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the rotating seats can damage wiring connected to the side airbags...

2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 5279 examples of its VS30 Sprinter van with model years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20) due to faulty brakes. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the brake hoses may contact the rear part of the fender liner of the front axle while driving the vehicle, causing anything from chafe marks to worn-out brake hoses, resulting in leaking brake fluid...

Trakka releases Jabiru J2M off-road motorhome

Australian off-road camping specialist Trakka has released a shorter variant of its Jabiru motorhome called the J2M and based on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. The Trakka Jabiru range already comes in a variety of wheelbases, layouts, and the choice of either two or four-wheel drive. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van – on which the Trakka Jabiru J2M is based – has a 3...

2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Transfer Minibus price and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has released pricing and specs of its updated 12-seater Sprinter Transfer Minibus. Pricing begins from $72,479 before on-road costs for the 414CDI, and $87,926 before on-road costs for the more powerful 416CDI. Both trims make use of a 2.1-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel...

2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled over suspension danger

A number of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles have been recalled to address the risk that drivers of the big commercial vehicle could suffer diminished control while driving. Affecting 127 vehicles from the 2018 to 2020 model years, the Sprinter recall centres on the rear axle steel leaf springs, which Mercedes-Benz Vans says could fall short of the required level of strength...

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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...