Possible safety issue from incorrect software…
The recall affects Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class cars sold locally between the 1st of May 2015 and the 31st of December 2016 and is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The recall notice advises that the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) software does not correspond to specifications.
In rare cases this may cause the brakes to remain slightly engaged after an automatic brake intervention by a driver assistance system (e.g. cruise control) which would lead to continuous vehicle deceleration.
What are the hazards?
The braking system may overheat and reduce the vehicle’s braking ability, resulting in an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users.
Owners will be contacted by direct mail and are asked to contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership to make an appointment to have the software upgraded.
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