Mercedes-Benz Atego 970 trucks recalled

Rear axle housing to be replaced on 15 trucks

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Owners of some Mercedes-Benz Atego 970 trucks are being asked to contact their Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle dealership to arrange to have their vehicles rear axle housing replaced.

The recall affects a total of just 15 trucks sold in Australia, all were delivered to customers between the 16th of October 2013 and the 8th of April 2014.

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The Atego was also recently caught up in a recall involving axle housing weld seam issues.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is overseeing the recall.

The recall notice advises that a deeply contoured weld seam on the rear axle housing was not welded correctly during the production process on certain vehicles of the Atego 970.

What are the hazards?

The incorrect weld could decrease the amount of force the rear axle housing is capable of withstanding/transferring and could lead to crack formation and breakage, increasing the risk of an accident for the occupants and other road users.

What should owners do?

Affected Mercedes-Benz Atego 970 owners are advised to contact their authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle dealership to have the rear axle housing replaced free of charge.

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