Just under 1000 Mercedes-Benz Trucks recalled

Air deflector clips need attention on Actros/Arocs trucks

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A recall of Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs trucks has been initiated after a possible issue with the front grille air deflectors was identified.

The recall will involve just under 1000 trucks sold in Australia between the 1st of January 2017 and the 2nd of November 2018.

Is your Mercedes-Benz truck involved? Actros owners check your VIN here, Arocs owners here.

The recall action is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The recall notice advises that the front grille air deflectors clips may break and in the worst case, the outer section could completely detach from the vehicle increasing the risk of injury or an accident.

What should affected owners do?

Replacement parts are not currently available and owners will be notified by letter on how to perform visual inspections, as part of their daily departure check routine.

If there is evidence of the clips detaching as per the instructions, owners are requested to remove the air deflectors following these instructions, or take the vehicle into any Authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership to have them removed.

A complete list of Authorised Dealerships can be found here.

Owners will also be notified as soon as these parts become available.

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