Weld seam issue grounds some Mercedes-Benz trucks

Mercedes-Benz Actros & Arocs Trucks affected

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A small number of Mercedes-Benz trucks sold in Australia are being recalled after a possible issue with the rear axle housing was identified.

The issue is similar to separate recall action that affected a number of Mercedes-Benz trucks carried out last year.

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This time only Mercedes-Benz Actros model 963 and Arocs model 964 trucks are involved, all 17 affected trucks were sold in Australia between the 30th of March 2014 and the 21st of July 2015.

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Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), 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 Actros model 963 and Arocs model 964.

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 a crack formation and breakage, increasing the risk of an accident for the occupants and other road users.

What should the affected owners do?

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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