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Mercedes-Benz recalls 5800 X-Class utes to fix AEB fault

The MY18-19 Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been recalled to fix a fault with the autonomous emergency braking system.

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James Wong
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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.


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