Seatbelt recall for Mercedes-Benz Econic

Mercedes-Benz Econic 1830 4x2

Possibly dangerous issue identified

A recall of a small number of Mercedes-Benz Econic 956 trucks has been initiated after a possibly dangerous seatbelt fault.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), just a total of 27 Mercedes-Benz trucks sold in Australia will be affected by the recall.

Is your Mercedes-Benz Econic 956 being recalled? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that in specific Econic 956 models used as refuse vehicles, the steel cables of the seat belt anchor, installed between the raised centre seat and the co-driver’s seat, may be deformed by more than 90 degrees.

This is contrary to the original specification and is a result of the continual getting in and out of the vehicle.

What are the hazards?

This may cause fractures of individual steel braids on the seat belt anchor.

As the required tension force is no longer achieved as a result of individual, fractured steel braids on the seat belt anchor, the seat belt restraint function may no longer be sufficient.

What should Mercedes-Benz Econic owners do?

Owners are requested to contact an Authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership to arrange to have the vehicle repaired.

The recall comes just days after some Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks were found to have a possible issue with their radar safety system.

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