RECALL: Nearly 6000 Mercedes-Benz X-Class dual-cab utes have possible AEB fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 5826 examples of the X-Class dual-cab ute over a potential autonomous emergency braking (AEB) issue.

Affecting MY18-MY19 X-Class dual-cab utes sold from February 1, 2018, to August 30, 2019, the recall was prompted by their AEB system possibly detecting obstacles by mistake and therefore braking suddenly or unexpectedly.

If either were to occur, the risk of an accident and therefore serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other users is increased, especially if the vehicle comes to a complete stop.

Mercedes-Benz Australia is instructing impacted owners to book their vehicle in at a preferred dealership for a free-of-charge software update to resolve the fault.

Those looking for further information can call Mercedes-Benz Australia on 1300 659 307 during business hours. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.

A full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.

As reported, the X-Class finished production at the end of May, with the discontinuation of the Nissan Navara-based model triggered by poor global sales.