Software issue sparks Mercedes-Benz C-Class recall

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A potentially serious issue has been identified in some Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars sold in Australia.

The recall of Mercedes-Benz C 63 S cars sold in Australia between the 1st of February 2015 and the 31st of July 2016 is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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The recall notice advises that torque peaks may arise in the drivetrain in the vehicle under pulling-away manoeuvres on a wet road. This may lead to failure of the drive shaft.

What are the hazards?

May result in a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of an accident.

What should owners do?

Affected owners are being urged to contact their nearest Authorised Mercedes-Benz Retailer for an update to the software of the ESP control units and, if necessary, the suspension control unit.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class hasn’t immune from issues in recent times, other recalls for the model through 2017 included separate problems with the seatbelts, airbags and steering.

Check out more details on these recalls in our Mercedes-Benz C-Class News section.

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