Small number of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks recalled

Propeller shaft recall involves just six trucks

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Daimler Truck and Bus has launched a recall of a small number of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks sold locally.

The recall involves just six trucks and is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and comes following a similar recall launched last month.

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Is your Mercedes-Benz Actros involved? Check your VIN below:

  • WDB96342420024454
  • WDB96342420033038
  • WDB96342420059320
  • WDB96342420062951
  • WDB96342420063319
  • WDB96342420067162

What are the defects?

The recall notice advises that the propeller shaft on affected vehicles has a weld seam connecting the propeller shaft head with the universal joint to the propeller shaft, including a sliding piece.

This weld seam could potentially crack.

What are the hazards?

If the weld seam fails, the propeller shaft will break, damaging or destroying parts of the vehicle. Component parts may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

What should affected Actros owners do?

Affected owners should call 1300 323 722 to be connected to their nearest authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership to make arrangements to have the propeller shaft replaced.

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