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Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled

By Tristan Tancredi, 21 Jun 2019 News

Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled operator manual errors news

Insufficient details on safety system in owner's manual prompt X-Class recall.

A RECALL has been issued for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class due to errors in the vehicle’s operating manual.

While it might seem like a strange reason for a recall, the incorrect or insufficient information provided to owners could “increase the risk of an accident”, according to the ACCC recall report.

A total of 5607 vehicles sold nationally between February 1, 2018 and May 30, 2019 have been affected by the recall, with the full VIN list to be found here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/system/files/ACCC%20VIN%20list_0.xlsx

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The three omissions or errors in the operator’s manual are: the maximum permissible combined roof load is stated incorrectly; the ESP function is incorrectly stated for certain circumstances; and some warning messages displayed in the “Pre safe” function are not described in the operator’s manual.

The recall report stipulates that owners need to contact an authorised Mercedes-Benz retailer to get a new physical operator’s manual and a software update to the electronic version of the manual installed in the vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz Vans has been contacted for more information.