A sixth recall of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks sold in Australia for 2017 has been confirmed, this time a possible gear shift issue has been identified.
The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and comes just a day after Actros trucks were caught up in a separate recall surrounding a possibly faulty weld.
All of the Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks involved in this recall were sold locally between the 8th of November 2016 and the 9th of May 2017.
In total, just 14 trucks are involved, you can check your VIN here to see if your Actros is affected by the recall.
The recall notice advises that on affected vehicles the screw/bolt in the range group catch bolts may come loose.
What are the hazards?
This would reduce the distance of the catch bolt, resulting in gear shifting problems and possible failure of the gearshift system.
The loss of shifting capability during vehicle operation may lead to a lack of forward movement and to coasting of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident for the occupants and the surrounding traffic.
What should affected owners do?
Owners are requested to contact their authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle dealership to have their truck inspected and repaired.
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