Mercedes-Benz in Actros and Arocs airbag recall


Warning that airbag inflator propellant may rupture with age

Mercedes-Benz in Actros and Arocs airbag recall
Metal fragments pose a risk to vehicle occupants

More than a thousand Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs trucks are being recalled over driver's side frontal airbag inflator concerns.

As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade, the recall notice reads.

"If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

"In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality."


Mercedes-Benz Econics were also recently recalled


The recall affects 1,067 model-year 2014-18 units.

Owners with affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and advised to make arrangements with a Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership to have the airbag fitted to their vehicle(s) replaced at their earliest convenience.

The affected airbag will be replaced with a new airbag free of charge.

The replacement airbag is not a like-for-like replacement.

Consumers may contact a Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership or phone 1800 033 557 for the contact details of an authorised Mercedes-Benz Commercial Dealership.

Impacted VINs are available here.

 

 

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