A TOTAL of 57 Mercedes-Benz X-Class vehicles may be leaving owners feeling a little flat, due to a software glitch with the tyre pressure monitoring system (code RY2).
*This story has been updated with comments from Mercedes-Benz Vans at 4:15pm 19 July 2018
The fault with Merc’s all-new dual-cab means a warning message may fail to display in the instrument cluster, when tyre pressures fall below the minimum level.
The full VIN list of affected vehicles can be found here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/system/files/VIN%20list_45.xlsx
The glitch, affecting vehicles on sale nationally from May 1 to June 30, 2018, could cause “uneven tyre wear and change the steering and braking behaviour of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.” – How did we ever survive without tyre pressure monitoring systems?
“There are 57 vehicles impacted by the recall in Australia, of which 7 have already been sold to customers,” Blake Vincent, PR and Corporate Communications Manager of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said. “The other 50 have already had the error rectified and are now ready for sale.”
The ACCC recall notice advises affected owners to contact their nearest Mercedes-Benz Vans dealer for inspection and reparation.
In the meantime, just head down to local servo and check the tyre pressures if they’re feeling a bit flat. It’s pretty easy.