Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 5826 examples of the 2018-19 model-year X-Class ute, over concerns the autonomous emergency braking system may not function as intended.
“The Active Brake Assist system may mistakenly detect an obstacle and brake suddenly or unexpectedly,” Mercedes-Benz says in its recall notice.
“If the vehicle brakes suddenly or unexpectedly, or comes to a complete stop, there is an increased risk of an accident and serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants or other road users.”
- 5826 vehicles are affected by this recall
- VIN list for the affected vehicles is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
Affected X-Class utes were available for sale between 1 February 2018 and 30 August 2019.
Mercedes-Benz Australia is asking owners to contact their preferred dealer to arrange a free software upgrade.
To find your local Mercedes-Benz dealer, click here.