Electrical fault recall for Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG

Small number of Mercedes-Benz off-road trucks recalled

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Just three vehicles are involved in a new recall of Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG trucks being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The recall was initiated after it was found that the electrical lines of the jump-start socket may have been connected incorrectly.

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The following three vehicles are affected:

  • WDB4051251V248239
  • WDB4051252V238748
  • WDB4052222V238761

The recall notice advises that in the affected vehicles, when a further vehicle is connected for the purpose of starting assistance, an incorrect jump start socket may result in a short circuit and the electrical lines and jump-start socket may be overloaded.

What are the hazards?

If the jump-start socket is in use when overloaded it can cause irreparable damage to the electrical system of the affected vehicle.

Affected owners are requested to make contact with an authorised Daimler Truck & Bus Dealership to make arrangements to have the remedy work carried out free of charge.

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