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Problems, Faults and Recalls

  • R/1992/074 - Fracture Of Fuel Balance Pipe - The fuel balance pipe between the twin fuel tanks may fracture and allow the diesel fuel to escape.
  • R/1993/053 - Brake Pedal May Become Jammed - The heads of the bolts securing the retarder actuating bracket to the brake pedal may contact the retarder microswitch and cause the brake pedal to jam.
  • R/1993/063 - Incorrect Brake Calipers May Be Fitted - In isolated instances a floating caliper may have been installed in combination with a ventilated brake disc at the offside front wheel station. Should this be the case excess caliper movement may occur as pad wear progresses.
  • R/1994/005 - Service Brake Hose On Front Axle Chafing - The offside service brake hose on the first axle may be incorrectly routed. This may result in a chafe condition. In extreme cases this may lead to premature hose failure and a reduction in front axle braking effort.
  • R/1994/083 - Road Wheel Security - The wheel nuts do not meet the manufacturer's specification. This could result in road wheel loss.
  • R/1996/031 - Restricted Movement Of Handbrake Pawl - As a result of insufficient lubrication at the initial assembly the handbrake pawl operating rod may not have sufficient movement. This could inhibit its correct engagement in the teeth of the of the handbrake ratchet.
  • R/1996/035 - Fracture Of Metal Brake Pipe - As a result of vibration the metal pipe from the brake master cylinder to the residual pressure valve may fracture resulting in the loss of the rear braking circuit. Because of the unique body design specific to one customer in the UK market no other
  • R/1996/072 - Possible Loss Of Brake Vacuum Assistance - In a small number of cases leaks may occur in the vacuum line between the engine and the power brake unit. This would result in a need for increased brake pedal pressure when braking.
  • R/1997/025 - Possible Loss Of Brake Fluid - There may be insufficient clearance between the front brake hoses and the tyre inner wall. In the long term this could result in damage to the brake hose(s) with a risk of fluid loss.
  • R/2000/056 - Engine Drive-train Control Unit Effectiveness - Current parameters of engine drive-train control unit may not effectively control wheel slip under hard acceleration in adverse conditions.
  • R/2000/147 - Heater Booster Concern - Electrical heater booster may fail to switch off after the vehicle has been parked. This in extreme cases may lead to an under bonnet fire.
  • R/2000/148 - Handbrake May Self Release - The handbrake button may become sticky in operation and in certain circumstances may result in self release of the handbrake.
  • R/2000/062 - Possible Fire Risk - Due to a short circuit there is a possibility that the heater blower motor regulator may overheat Charring and smouldering may occur if ignored.
  • R/2000/087 - Potential Reduction Of Service Brake Effort - The possibility exists that the rear axle modulator valve may leak due to internal corrosion.
  • R/2000/088 - Potential Loss Of Pas Oil - Insufficient tightening of the power assisted steering damper screw may result in oil leakage. This oil may in extreme circumstances contact the exhaust system with the risk of an under bonnet fire.
  • R/2000/140 - Possible Fracture Of Wheel Rim - Weld securing the wheel rim to the wheel centre may fracture and result in loss of steering control.
  • R/2001/016 - Brake Imbalance - The rear axle load sensing valve may become defective resulting in uneven braking effort between the left and right hand rear wheels.
  • R/2001/064 - Fire In Auxiliary Heater Wiring Loom - Electrical fault in the 24 volt supply to the auxiliary heater resulted in a fire.
  • R/2000/102 - Exhaust Pipe May Break - There is a possibility that the end part of the exhaust pipe could break off at the welding seam to the rear of the muffler. Hot exhaust gases could in isolated cases cause the risk of substantial consequential heat damage in the rear region of the vehicle.
  • R/2010/152 - Brakes May Not Perform To Specification - Due to an internal issue with the brake master cylinder it is possible that when the vehicle is operated at ambient temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius there maybe an increase in brake travel which may increase stopping distances.
  • R/2000/142 - Unintentional Deployment Of Air Bag - Exposure to high humidity conditions may result in corrosion that can cause the drivers front air bag to deploy unintentionally.
  • R/2002/069 - Brake Pedal Stop Bracket Concern - The brake pedal return stop bracket may fracture and permit the pedal to rise above its normal rest position. This could delay application of the brake in an emergency.
  • R/2002/076 - Steering Shaft Assembly Defect - As a result of incorrect manufacture the possibility exists that a fracture may occur in the steering shaft assembly between the steering box and the steering column.
  • R/2002/114 - Brake Pedal Stop Fractures - The brake pedal return stop bracket may fracture and permit the pedal to rise above its normal rest position. This could delay application of the brake in an emergency.
  • R/2003/046 - Rear Side Lights And Number Plate Light May Fail - A combination switch may fail. If this occurs the rear side lights and number plate lights will fail to function. (Brake lights and indicators will operate as normal).
  • R/2003/080 - Possible Movement Of Brake Pads Within Caliper - The front brake pad anti-rattle spring mounting bolts may not have been tightened to the correct torque. This could result in the brake pads moving about in the caliper.
  • R/2003/100 - Possible Fault In Air Bag Control Module - A component inside the control module may become defective - Air bag may not deploy in a collision
  • R/2003/101 - Possible Fault In Air Bag Control Module - A component inside the air bag control unit may become defective - Air bag may not deploy in a collision
  • R/2003/060 - Possible Loss Of Power Assisted Steering Fluid - An oversize hose clamp may allow a gradual loss of Power Assisted Steering Fluid over a period of time.
  • R/2003/146 - Possible Loss Of Steering Control - It is possible that the steering coupling at the union with the steering gear may not be correctly positioned and/or sufficiently torqued. This could lead to the steering gear becoming detached from the steering column with subsequent loss of steering control.
  • R/2010/153 - Bonnet Could Open Without Warning - It is possible that due to a previous minor collision which the driver may have considered insignificant the bonnet securing hook may have been damaged which could result in the opening of the bonnet if it has not been closed correctly.
  • R/2003/185 - Rear Seat Belts May Not Engage Correctly - Rear Seat Belt may not engage correctly
  • R/2003/186 - Tyre Valves May Leak Where Fitted In Wheel. - The tyre valve may not be to specification and could leak at its fitting in the wheel.
  • R/2004/094 - Possibility Of Reduced Braking Efficiency - Premature wear of the Sensatronic Brake Control (SBC) unit may lead to a reduced braking efficiency
  • R/2004/032 - The Mounting Of The Foot Operated Parking Brake Pedal May Detach - Mounting of the foot operated parking brake pedal may permit the mounting to become loose and in extreme cases the assembly may become detached from the mounting bracket.
  • R/2004/127 - Engine Speed May Reduce Or Shut Down Due To Software Error - It is possible that the engine speed may reduce or in extreme cases shut down due to a software error in the engine management unit
  • RCOMP/2004/006 - Isofix Anchorage May Allow The Child Seat To Detach In The Event Of A Collison - The ISOFIX anchorage may allow the child seat to be come detachedin the event of a collision.
  • R/2005/002 - Side Airbags May Deploy Inadvertently - Due to incorrect wiring there is a possibility that the side airbags could deploy without warning.
  • R/2005/004 - A Hydraulic Line In The Braking System May Leak - A hydraulic line in the braking system may leak
  • R/2005/003 - The Blower Regulator May Fail - The possibility exists that the heater blower regulator may fail resulting in an increase in temperature and the possibility of a fire.
  • R/2005/039 - Risk Of A Short Circuit - The battery main cable may chafe on a bracket which may lead to a short circuit
  • R/2005/032 - Engine Wiring Harness May Chafe Causing Localised Overheating And Possibly A Fire - The engine wiring harness may chafe and cause localised overheating. In extreme cases this may result in a fire.
  • R/2005/059 - Brake Pedal To Master Cylinder Clevis Pin Can Become Detached - The clevis pin which secures the brake master cylinder push rod to the brake pedal cross shaft may become detached due to the possible non-fitment of the securing clip.
  • R/2005/040 - Wheel Hubs May Crack - Cracks may appear on the hubs of the non-driven axles in the vicinity of the wheel mounts
  • R/2005/056 - Brake Pedal May Require More Effort Than Expected - In isolated cases it is possible for vibrations within the vehicle to in turn vibrate the wiring harness connected to the Sensotronic Brake Control unit. This causes the internal contacts within the unit to suffer abrasion and subsequent resistance increase. The resultant affect is that more effort will be required on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle.
  • R/2005/134 - Brake Pedal May Require More Effort Than Expected - Problems may occur with the Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) hydraulic unit that could affect the input required by the driver to stop the vehicle.
  • R/2005/126 - Fuel Return Hose May Leak - It is possible that a crack may form in the fuel return hose. If this does occur this may lead to an escape of fuel.
  • R/2005/041 - Steering Shaft May Corrode - Moisture may penetrate the steering shaft causing corrosion.
  • R/2005/086 - Parking Lever May Not Lock Correctly - The parking lever when applied may not engage in the locked position.
  • R/2005/086 - Parking Lever May Not Lock Correctly - The parking lever when applied may not engage in the locked position.
  • R/2005/088 - Suspension Carrier Link May Fail - Increased wear on the transversal compound spring front axle may lead to failure of a carrier link and the separation of the ball pivot and casing.
  • R/2005/143 - Steering Shaft May Corrode - Moisture may penetrate the steering shaft and cause corrosion
  • R/2005/140 - Wiper Arm May Fracture - It has been identified that during the manufacturing process a notch may have been formed on the wiper arm which in extreme cases can cause the arm to fracture.
  • R/2005/165 - Rear Seat Lock Springs May Not Be Correctly Located - The mountings for the rear bench seat runners may not be correctly secured into the floor.
  • R/2006/046 - Engine May Revert To Limp Home Mode - The differential pressure sensor for the diesel particulate filter can fail due to contamination of the protective gel layer by exhaust gases. This will result in the car reverting to limp home mode (restricted engine speed).
  • R/2010/183 - Clutch May Fail - The possibility exists that on a certain number of vehicles air pockets can build up in the clutch hydraulics system which will lead to difficulty in changing gear and selecting neutral..
  • R/2010/182 - Seat May Become Insecure - The threaded connection of the Grammer seat centre bearing may become loose which could overlaod the seat frame and cause it to fracture and fail.
  • R/2010/184 - Seat Belt May Become Insecure - It is possible that the mounting bolts for rear seat belts on the rear seats may not have been torqued to the correct specification.
  • R/2006/152 - Seat Belt May De-latch - Excessive side movement within the driver's seat belt buckle may cause the seat belt to de-latch.
  • R/2006/144 - Risk Of Fire - The alternator wiring harness ducting may foul adjacent components with the result that under extreme conditions overheating may occur.
  • R/2006/148 - Risk Of Electrical Short Circuit - The routing of the stater motor wiring harness may be incorrect with the attendant risk of a short circuit occurring.
  • R/2007/021 - Short Circuit May Occur - The battery to starter motor cable is routed close to the exhaust. In some circumstances the insulation might melt.
  • R/2006/182 - Seat Belt Fastenings May Not Be Secure - The seat belt fastenings may not be secure.
  • R/2006/153 - Airbag May Not Deploy - It has been identified that due to a faulty control unit the airbag might not deploy in the event of a collision.
  • R/2006/186 - Steering Shaft May Loosen - The steering column shaft may not have been tightened correctly. If left this will progress to steering wheel free movement and knocking noise. Ultimately there will be a loss of directional control.
  • R/2006/149 - Vehicle Stability Control May Malfunction - The intelligent stability control unit may not function correctly.
  • R/2006/141 - Instrument Cluster May Not Illuminate. - Instrument cluster may not illuminate at all times.
  • R/2006/183 - Engine May Cut Out - A fuse within an electronic control module may become loose. This can result in the vehicle failing to start. In the worst case the engine may cut out whilst the vehicle is being driven.
  • R/2006/142 - Fuel May Leak - It has been identified that the possibility exists that a fuel line may not have been fitted correctly and may leak.
  • R/2007/020 - Wheel Flanges May Split - The wheel flanges may not be of sufficient strength and may split.
  • R/2007/017 - Fuel May Leak - In the event of the vehicle being involved in an accident fuel may leak from the fuel tank.
  • R/2006/229 - Electrical Short Circuit May Occur - Wiring harness from starter to alternator may detach power supply will fail and wiring may short circuit.
  • R/2006/223 - Suspension Spring May Fracture - It has been identified that during manufacture insufficient wax was applied to the front of the rear axle road springs. This in extreme circumstances can lead to failure of the spring.
  • R/2007/018 - Malfunction Of Clutch Control May Lead To Brake Failure - A malfunction within the clutch control may occur which if 1st or 2nd gear is selected it may not be possible to stop the vehicle using the service brake.
  • R/2010/180 - Crash Signal Protocol May Not Occur In The Event Of A Collision - A software error may exist in the airbag control unit which can prevent a crash signal being generated in the event of a rear-end collision. As a result automatic unlocking of the doors and switching on of the hazard lamps cannot be assured.
  • R/2010/179 - Short Circuit May Occur - It is possible that an incorrect size terminal may have been fitted to the starter wiring harness. It could result in the wiring not being crimped correctly and cause a detachment of the wiring which could result in a short circuit.
  • R/2010/178 - Directional Control May Be Affected - It is possible that the differential lock switches may have been supplied with a defective printed circuit board. This could result in the differential not engaging turning off without warning or in the worst case the differential may engage without warning which could affect directional control of the vehicle.
  • R/2007/066 - Wheel Bolts May Become Loose - It has been identified that under extreme driving conditions single wheel bolts may become loose.
  • R/2010/172 - Vehicle May Cut Out - It has been identified that a possible poor contact with the fuel pump relay in the fuse and relay module unit may affect the operation of the fuel pump and cause the engine to cut out.
  • R/2010/173 - Wheel Bearing May Fail - It is possible that water ingress into the front axle hub through a seal can cause corrosion which ultimately could result in failure of the wheel bearing. If not rectified this could ultimately result in detachment of the hub and wheel assembly.
  • R/2010/174 - Engine May Fail - The engine may stop as a result of the fuel feed lines from tank to engine leaking and or separating because they were not manufactured to the correct specification.
  • R/2010/176 - Airbag May Not Inflate Correctly - In the case of an incident where the air bags deploy as a result of the offside window bag module possibly having been fitted with a defective diffuser the air bag may not fully inflate and parts of the window bag module may detach and fly into the interior compartment at high speeds.
  • R/2008/020 - Potential Leak Of Brake Line - Corrosion may occur in the brake line to the front/rear axle distibuter. If left unattended this could result in brake fluid leakage and loss of brake efficiency.
  • R/2010/171 - Steering May Be Affected - It is possible that the steering box mounting bolts may not have been correctly installed. This may result in the bolts becoming loose which could affect the driver's directional control of the vehicle.
  • R/2010/177 - Wheel Hub May Become Insecure - The incorrect specification bolts were supplied in a previous recall. The bolts supplied were too long which can affect the security of the hub.
  • R/2008/157 - Short Circuit May Occur - Fire may occur in vehicles fitted with rear air conditioning as a result of the rear interior lamp deforming because of its position in continuous heat.The deformation in combination with moisture may trigger a short circuit of the connecting contacts and thereby cause an isolated cable fire.
  • R/2008/154 - Windshield May Detach - It has been identified that on subject vehicles the windscreen may not have been installed to Daimler AG's strict production specifications. With the result that the windscreen may become detached.
  • R/2008/007 - Risk Of Fire - It has been identified that the lens of the interior lamps located in the air ducts may not conform to specification under conditions of continuous operation. This may result in an electrical short circuit and an isolated cable fire.
  • R/2008/156 - Ecu Maximum Road Speed Limit Not Set - The maximum road speed limit was not set in the engine control unit during production.
  • R/2008/132 - Increased Brake Pedal Travel - It has been identified that subject vehicles have been fitted with an incorrect brake master cylinder. This has the effect of the brake pedal having to travel further before the brakes take effect.
  • R/2008/131 - Increased Brake Pedal Travel - It has been identified that an incorrect brake master cylinder and or brake fluid reservoir has been installed. In instances of the installation of an incorrect brake master cylinder the brake pedal will travel further before the brakes become effective. On vehicles fitted with an incorrect brake fluid reservoir the brake wear limit light will illuminate prematurely.
  • R/2008/136 - Electronics May Not Be Fully Functional - The full functionality of the vehicles electronics which includes the safety systems cannot be guaranteed. This is a result of incorrect software being transmitted to a number of vehicles.
  • R/2008/143 - Fuel May Leak - It has been identified that a fuel leak may occur due to the possible detachment of the fuel line from the fuel tank to the engine.
  • R/2008/129 - Full Functionality Of The Vehicle's Electronics Cannot Be Guaranteed - It has been identified that due to incorrect software transmission the full functionality of the vehicle's electronics cannot be guaranteed.
  • R/2008/126 - Seat Belt Buckle Could Detach. - Seat belt locking pawls may break in the event of an accident which in the most unfavourable circumstances may lead to the seat belt buckle detaching
  • R/2008/130 - Increased Brake Pedal Travel - It has been identified that subject vehicles have been fitted with an incorrect brake master cylinder. This has the effect of the brake pedal having to travel further before the brakes take effect.
  • R/2008/130 - Increased Brake Pedal Travel - It has been identified that subject vehicles have been fitted with an incorrect brake master cylinder. This has the effect of the brake pedal having to travel further before the brakes take effect.
  • R/2008/162 - Service Brake May Become Inoperative - It has been identified that malfunctions may occur within the clutch control. As a result when a vehicle is in a low gear and the working speed control is active the vehicle cannot be stopped by application of the service brake. In these circumstances the vehicle can only be stopped by switching off the working speed control switching off the engine or by engaging neutral.
  • R/2008/148 - Front Lights / Indicators And Console Lights May Fail. - The SAM unit may become unreliable due to moisture in a transistor due to incorrect storage. In extreme cases various electrical functions may be affected such as front lights indicators wipers steering column adjustment and centre console lights
  • R/2008/147 - Engine Emergency Shut Off On Board Diagnosis Or Tank/speedo Signal May Be Affected - Possibility of transfer of incorrect control unit software which could affect engine shut off control in an emergency situation or the on board diagnosis system or tank/speedometer signal
  • R/2008/137 - Potential Failure Of Rear Axle - It has been identified that the rear axle left hand side half shaft may develop cracks. Should this occur breakage of the rear axle might ensue.
  • R/2010/181 - Fuel May Leak - On a limited number of vehicles the fuel tank may not be meeting the required manufacturing safety standards and in the event of an accident could result in a fuel leak.
  • R/2008/149 - Engine Could Lose Power. - The electrical connection in the interior of the crankshaft sensor's chip housing may be interrupted which may result in loss of power and the inability to restart engine
  • R/2008/152 - Driving Stability May Be Affected - It has been identified that during production or a repair faulty Active Body Control (ABC) acceleration sensors may have been fitted. This has the potential to cause vibrations at the front axle thus influencing the driving stability and operational safety.
  • R/2008/153 - Side Mounts Of The Roof Bed Ladder May Fail - It has been established that the side mountings for the roof bed ladder are insufficient to hold it in place. As a result the ladder could slip sideways.
  • R/2008/135 - Windshield May Become Loose - Adhesion faults may occur between the individual paint coatings at the bonding surface of the roof and the windshield. Under extreme conditions this could lead to peeling of the roof or the windshield which may lead to the windshield/roof becoming loose.
  • R/2008/176 - Airbag May Not Deploy - The window air bags may not fully deploy.
  • R/2008/173 - Parking Brake May Fail - It has been identified that the potential exists for a material defect to be present in the retaining clip for the outer cable of the left hand rear parking brake. Should the retaining clip fail the outer cable would become detached resulting in holding effect of the parking brake being lost.
  • R/2008/160 - Airbag May Not Fully Inflate - It has been identified that due to a faulty aluminium housing the front passenger airbags may not deploy when required. On deployment the inner wall of the container may break resulting in the airbag failing to fully inflate and parts possibly dispersing into the vehicle.
  • R/2009/011 - Steering Could Be Impaired - It has been established that the service life of the ABC (Active Body Control) suspension lower ball joint on the front suspension struts does not meet Mercedes-Benz strict quality requirements. In cases of extreme loads the joint could fail which could possibly result in the vehicle losing directional control. Reports of this issue have only occur on very high mileages vehicle which have had been subject to use in rough conditions.
  • RCOMP/2008/012 - Steering Column Weld Not To Specification - The bracket mounting the steering column to the body may fail because of inadequate welding on the joint at the tube. This can cause the column to tilt down and limited the degree of steering ability.
  • R/2009/025 - Possible Engine Bay Fire - It has been identified that as a result of a cracked piston engine damage can occur whereby oil is ejected into the engine bay and may ignite after coming into contact with hot engine components.
  • R/2009/026 - Possible Engine Bay Fire And Parking Brake Failure - It has been identified that as a result of a cracked piston engine damage can occur whereby oil is ejected into the engine bay and may ignite after coming into contact with hot engine components. It has further been identified that the threaded portion of the brake adjuster for the parking brake may break under load due to the wall thickness being too slight. Should a failure occur the parking brake would become ineffective.
  • R/2009/018 - Spare Wheel May Detach From The Vehicle - It has been identified that the under floor mounted spare wheel may detach from the vehicle due to breakage of the spare wheel support.
  • R/2009/045 - Parking Brake May Fail - It has been identified that on certain vehicles the threaded insert of the parking brake adjuster may break under load due to insufficient wall thickness. Should breakage of the adjuster occur parking brake efficiency will be lost.
  • R/2009/031 - Automatic Liftgate May Open Inadvertently - Automatic liftgate may open inadvertently due to moisture entry into the control unit from water leaks in the area of the rear lamps.
  • R/2009/061 - Fire May Occur - It has been identified that due to a fault with the previous recall to perform an engine ECU flash upgrade engine damage could occur as a result of piston cracking. As a consequence and in the worst case oil may enter the engine compartment where it could come into contact with hot engine parts which may result in a fire.
  • R/2009/072 - Loss Of Transmission May Occur - It has been identified that the transmission oil cooler pipes may not have been manufactured to the correct specification. This can result in the pipes vibrating and breaking in the vicinity of the alternator.
  • R/2009/151 - Risk Of Fire - A incorrect cable duct retaining bolt has been fitted. In the event of a crash the cable duct may detach at least partially from the engine. In this situation it is more likely that a short circuit of the unfastened starter/alternator line may occur.
  • R/2009/142 - Rear Vent Window Could Detach - It has been identified that the pane of the rear vent window could work loose from both of the front supports. As a result it is possible that the window could detach from the body and fall away.
  • R/2009/156 - Fire May Occur - On certain vehicles overheating may occur at the cab to heated windscreen wiring connector plug. If not addressed and under extreme circumstances a fire may occur.
  • R/2010/014 - Directional Control May Be Affected - It has been identified that on some vehicles the weld seams of the transverse control arms for the front and rear axles may be faulty at the transition between the bushing and the tube. Inasmuch as there may be only spot welds present instead of a continuous weld seam. In this condition the transverse control arms cannot fully absorb the forces which might occur which can lead to the weld breaking.
  • R/2010/008 - Fire May Occur - It has been identified that the fleece filter insert of the engine oil separator may become obstructed with dirt particles. It is therefore possible that an increase in pressure within the crankcase may occur with the result that oil could escape onto hot engine parts. Should this occur a fire may ensue.
  • R/2010/021 - Risk Of Fire - It has been identified that heavy corrosion in the interior of the starter motor may develop following frequent starting procedures or very high mileages. As a result damage may occur to the starter wiring harness routed below the choke housing. This may result in a short circuit in the starter harness and the risk of a vehicle fire.
  • R/2010/024 - Wheels May Detach - It has been identified that the wheel studs of Hendrickson axles fitted with 17.5 inch wheels were tightened to a torque which was higher than that specified. It is therefore possible that the wheel studs have stretched. In this condition the wheel may no longer be secure.
  • R/2010/057 - Fuel May Escape - The engine fuel injector pipes may leak fuel as they do not conform to specification.
  • R/2010/068 - Possible Engine Fire - The positive battery wire to the starter might chafe against a bracket on the engine block. If not corrected it is possible that the insulation of the wire could chafed through the consequences being a short circuit and vehicle damage through fire.
  • R/2010/073 - Seat Belt May Not Restrain Passenger - The seat belt mounting bolts in the areas of the "B" pillar and seat base have been found not to specification. In the event of an accident the restraint function of the seat belt may not be guaranteed.
  • R/2010/112 - Incorrect Headlamp Fitted - It has been established that some vehicles may have been fitted with headlights that are dipping to the offside headlights not to the nearside.
  • R/2010/113 - Directional Control May Be Lost - It is possible that the polystop (Nylock) nut may become loose or detach due to an issue with the plastic retaining ring. Should this occur then detachment of the tie rod/track rod could occur which could result in the loss of directional control.
  • R/2010/115 - Braking Efficiency May Be Affected - The mounting bolts of the brake disc on the trailing axle may not be to specification. This could result in a loss of clamping force on the disc and the loosing of the mounting bolts which can affect the permanent locking of the disc.
  • R/2010/119 - Fire May Occur - It has been established that due to insufficient crimping of the main battery cable lugs/terminals to the battery cable can cause a resistance between the cable and lug/terminal. This can result in either failure of the electrical system production of sparks or a short circuit which could cause a vehicle fire.
  • R/2010/123 - Fuel May Leak - It is possible on some fuel tanks that the vent pipe is not to specification. This can lead to a small leak into the charcoal canister and if not rectified can over a period of time result in a fuel leak.
  • R/2010/127 - Oil May Leak - Oil may leak from the bottom of the engine oil filler neck. If not rectified this could lead to oil leaking onto the road surface and/or engine damage due to insufficient lubrication.
  • R/2010/126 - Oil May Leak - Oil may leak from the bottom of the engine oil filler neck. If not rectified this could lead to oil leaking onto the road surface and/or engine damage due to insufficient lubrication.
  • R/2010/125 - Fuel Tank May Leak - The forward supporting rail for the fuel tank may crack and if not noticed may fail resulting in the fuel tank dragging on the ground and eventually leaking fuel on to the road surface.
  • R/2010/120 - Rear Window May Detach - The rear vent window may have detached itself from both front mounts. It is therefore possible that the rear vent window detaches itself from the body.
  • R/2010/156 - Power Assisted Steering May Leak Oil. - It is possible that a power assisted steering fluid leak could occur on the connection from the connection on the fluid line to pump. Drivers should be made aware of the concern by noise being emitted whilst the vehicle is being driven.
  • R/2010/150 - Brake System May Not Operate To Specification - Some vehicles may have been fitted with incorrect specification brake discs. This in extreme cases may have an affect on the brake efficiency should the vehicle have to carry out an emergency stop.
  • R/2010/190 - Steering May Fail - It has been identified the steering knuckle arm fitted to vehicles with front mounting plates or front mounted implement can suffer fatigue fractures as a result of higher front axle loads. This can result in failure of the arm and the loss of directional control.
  • R/2010/195 - Braking Efficiency May Be Affected - On vehicles equipped with four wheel steering it is possible that if the vehicle is used where extreme axle articulation is experience the service brake lines between the ABS solenoid valves and brake chambers can suffer tensile stress and subsequently fail.
  • R/2010/204 - Fuel May Leak - It is possible that vehicles fitted with integral heaters within the fuel filter could suffer a leak in the upper plug area. This leakage should be identified to the driver by the smell of the diesel however if action is not taken to address the issue the issue could result in fuel escaping onto the road surface.
  • R/2010/203 - Fuel May Leak - It is possible that vehicles fitted with integral heaters within the fuel filter could suffer a leak in the upper plug area. This leakage should be identified to the driver by the smell of the diesel however if action is not taken to address the issue the issue could result in fuel escaping onto the road surface.
  • R/2010/205 - Fuel May Leak - Fuel may leak from the fuel filter housing onto the road surface and thereby make the road slippery for road users.
  • R/2010/208 - Fire May Occur - Bearing damage to the fan clutch may occur due to overheating. Analyses have shown that the bearings exhibit variation in the amount of bearing play. The insufficient bearing play with bearing grease that does not correspond to the requirements can result in the ball bearing overheating whereby scorching damage as well as a fire cannot be completely ruled out.
  • RPC/2011/001 - Seat Tube May Break - There is a risk that the seat tube may break. This is most likely to occur in the event of sudden jolts.
  • R/2011/052 - Tyre May Degrade - Cracks may occur over time between the tread and the tyre shoulder due to faulty vulcanization between the tyre tread and shoulder. This could lead to peeling of the tyre tread.
  • R/2011/042 - Risk Of Fire - On vehicles fitted with the OM646 engine it is possible that an Air Conditioning (AC) hose bracket could chaff the wiring harness for the three phase alternator. If this is not rectified there is a possible risk of a short circuit which may result in a fire.
  • R/2011/050 - Passenger Seat May Detach - Rivets retaining the seat cushion of the front passenger seat may be too small and in an accident may not retain the cushion. This could lead to an increased risk of injury.
  • R/2011/084 - Fire May Occur - The oil dipstick guide tube on these vehicles is used for possible oil extraction. It has been found under certain circumstances there is a risk of fire due to engine oil escaping via the oil dip stick guide.
  • R/2011/085 - Risk Of Fire - The electrical cable may chafe at the bracket of the engine control unit. This may lead to possible malfunctions in the vehicles electrical system. In the worst case the chafing could lead to a short circuit between unfused positive cables and the bracket whereby a risk of fire is possible.
  • R/2011/069 - Fire May Occur - The electric heater of the charge air preheating system can overheat and a vehicle fire may occur.
  • R/2011/107 - Misleading Instrument Cluster Information And Esp Functions - A program error may result in misleading instrument cluster information and ESP functions
  • R/2011/068 - Fire May Occur - In certain arduous operating conditions it is possible that the air conditioning fan relay could overload and in the worst case could catch fire.
  • R/2011/117 - Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy Correctly - It is possible that due to a faulty electrical connection and high air temperature only the first stage of the air-bag will only ignite and the second stage will not. This could result in the non-deployment or full deployment of the passenger air-bag. If the vehicle is involved in a serious collision it is possible that the passenger may receive increased head injuries.
  • R/2011/116 - Steering May Become Heavy - Power steering assistance may be lost due to an implausible signal occurring in the control unit. The mechanical steering of the vehicle is maintained but greater input from the driver will be required. When the fault occurs warning will be delivered both visually on the vehicle display and audibly via a signal tone.
  • R/2011/131 - Cruise Control May Fail To Deactivate - It has been identified that a fault in the brake light switch may in very rare cases cause the cruise control to not deactivate when the brake is applied.
  • R/2011/136 - Fire May Occur - The electric heater of the charge air preheating system can overheat and a vehicle fire may occur.
  • R/2011/151 - Front Seat Belt Height Adjusters May Fail - The treaded connection of the front belt height adjuster may not correspond to the high quality required of Mercedes Benz under heavy loads.
  • R/2011/142 - Control May Be Lost - Rear suspension springs may not be to specification and could fail at the spring eye. If such a failure occurs vehicle control could be lost.
  • R/2011/172 - Fuel May Leak - Fuel leaks in the plug area of the drain opening may occur at the fuel filter with integrated fuel heaters. Fuel can escape and is noticeable to the customer due to a corresponding diesel odour. The diesel can reach the road and as a result friction between the tyres and road surface may be decreased.
  • R/2011/174 - Fuel May Leak - A fuel leak may occur from the area of the fuel drain opening in the fuel filters which leaks onto the road.
  • R/2012/001 - Suspension May Fail - The bolts connecting the suspension strut lower mounting to the steering knuckle may shear. Should this occur the stability of the vehicle could be affected.
  • R/2012/007 - A Pillar Check Strap May Detach - In a situation where the window airbag is deployed the trim that covers the airbag may not stay in a safe position and as such could present an additional risk of injury to the occupant.
  • R/2012/023 - Steering May Fail - Irregularities may have occurred during assembly of the steering shaft. Water entrapment may have occurred in a few cases. At exceptionally low temperature's and after long idle times (Freezing in the cab) the entrapped water may freeze. It is possible if the water freezes there could be in extreme cases damage to the bearing shell of the constant velocity joint. During the first few meters after driving off a damaged bearing shell could lead to the connection from the steering wheel to the front axle being lost in extreme cases.
  • R/2012/044 - Incorrect Cross-member Bolts Fitted - The screws/bolts used for fastening the towing eyes the cross-member of the trailer hitch and the rear step for the support of the cross-member on 5 ton vehicles may be the wrong type. This could cause the bolts to work loose and in a worst case snap.
  • R/2012/063 - Transmission May Not Operate Correctly - A frictional connection (clutch within the gearbox) may go out of tolerance and produce a chattering noise. This will be followed by a warning message appearing in the instrument cluster and symptoms similar to a slipping clutch.
  • R/2012/088 - Loss Of Control - The tightening torque of a mounting bolt at the right front brake calliper holder of the vehicle may not meet internal specifications. If the tightening torque does not correspond to specification contact of the brake calliper holder with the rim upon braking cannot be ruled out. The controllability of the vehicle could therefore be impaired.
  • R/2012/101 - Risk Of Fire - Water can enter in the front passenger footwell. The cause of this was found to be incompletely installed stop plugs at the cab under the windscreen wiper recess trim. If this fault exists water can penetrate behind the sealing of the cab/chassis connecting point. In the worst case contact corrosion and corresponding consequential damage e.g. short circuits and undefined current paths with high current flows may occur at plug contacts wiring harness and a sensor not designed to be watertight.
  • R/2012/111 - Rear-axle Suspension Level Sensor May Break - On E Class vehicles without AIRMATIC blocking of the level sensor linkage may occur. In extreme cases this may lead to breakage of the level sensor linkage. The linkage is used to measure the vehicle level via a sensor. If the linkage breaks it is possible the level sensor constantly records a vehicle level that is too low. This leads to a contact pressure rise in both air spring bellows and to hardening of the rear-axle suspension causing a noticeable loss in comfort.
  • R/2012/110 - Injury May Occur If The Passenger Airbag Deploys - The spot welding between the serrated rail and the airbag cover in the metal carrier of the instrument panel may not have been designed correctly. In the event of a vehicle crash with triggering of the front passenger airbag it is possible that the serrated rail detaches from the metal carrier of the instrument panel.
  • R/2012/091 - Floor Mat May Impede Accelerator Pedal - It has been established that if the vehicle is fitted with all weather or ribbed floor mats the accelerator/throttle pedal may contact the floor mat. Although this will just be a temporary contact this could delay the accelerator/throttle pedal releasing.
  • R/2012/127 - Risk Of Fire - On a short production run certain SL Class vehicles had their air conditioning systems filled with the wrong refrigerant. Under normal driving there is not a safety risk. However should the vehicle be involved in a very heavy frontal impact accident which occurs in conjunction with a fracture of the refrigerant line it is possible that an engine compartment fire may occur.
  • R/2012/148 - Bonnet Catch May Release - It is possible that the bonnet striker may not have been correctly torqued. If the striker works loose for any reason it is possible that the bonnet may not be secure fly up and obstruct the drivers view to the front.
  • R/2012/151 - Airbag May Not Deploy Correctly - During production monitoring Daimler AG became aware that in isolated cases on the E-Class coupe the air of the right windowbag may be able to escape more quickly than intended in the event that this is activated in an accident. In the event of a collision and in extreme cases the strict internal safety requirements of Daimler AG may not be adhered to.
  • R/2012/159 - Engine May Cut Out - Cracks in the charge air hose may possibly occur. This may subsequently lead to the engine switching to limp-home mode. In rare individual cases the engine shutting off cannot be ruled out.
  • R/2013/017 - Accelerator Pedal May Be Impeded By Floor Mat - With the use of all weather or ribbed accessory floor mats temporary contract between the floor mat and accelerator pedal cannot be completely ruled out. In the event of contact between the floor mat and accelerator pedal the accelerator pedal may possibly be released with a delay.
  • R/2013/031 - Fuel May Leak - The flange of the fuel filter may leak due to a non-compliance in the supplier's production process. Should this occur a fuel odour may arise or fuel escape.
  • R/2013/042 - Risk Of Brake Failure - There is insufficient room for the front brake hoses to move with the steering and suspension without chafing the hose. Should a brake hose chafe through the front wheel brake of the affected axle side could fail upon pressing the brake pedal. The front wheel brake on the affected axle side may therefore fail in the most unfavourable case.
  • R/2013/053 - Airbag May Not Perform Correctly In A Collsion - The laser perforation of the instrument panel (i.e. the predetermined fracture point intended for the unfolding of an airbag from the inside) for the front passenger airbag may not have been performed correctly. If this is the case in the event of a serious frontal collision during which the triggering threshold of the front passenger airbag is reached it is possible that this may not unfold as intended and correspondingly not offer its full protective potential.
  • R/2013/066 - Short Circuit May Occur - It is possible that the routing of the frame wiring harness could chaff on a right angle edge at a cable set bracket. This could result in a short circuit which should be identified to the driver by warning lights on the instrument panel before any damage occurs. However the manufacturer is taking steps to prevent any safety issues by recalling the vehicles.
  • R/2013/064 - Floor Mat May Impede Accelerator Pedal - If the vehicle is equipped with all weather or ribbed accessory mats it is possible that the mats may impede the operation of the throttle pedal to the extent that it could cause a delay in the throttle pedal returning when released.
  • R/2013/069 - Rear Back-rest May Fail - It is possible that vehicles fitted with the Easy Vario seat system may have a seat back-rest lock that is not to specification. This could in the event of extreme loading (a rear end collision) result in the lock failing and the seat back-rest folding forward possibly causing injury to the occupant.
  • R/2013/100 - Driver And Passenger Backrest May Become Insecure - On certain models fitted with the AMG seats it is possible that if the vehicle is involved in a side impact during very cold conditions below freezing the side cover for the back-rest member could become loose and cause injury.
  • R/2013/115 - Cab May Tilt Unexpectedly - The cab tilt cylinder is connected to the frame of the cab by a pin. This pin is secured by a hexagon head bolt. The screw/bolt on some vehicles may not be tightened to the prescribed torque. As a result the cab may not be fully secure and in the worst case could tilt unexpectedly.
  • R/2013/139 - Seat Belts Have Not Been Installed Correctly - In rare individual cases the connections of the belts to the front seats may not be installed correctly. As a result on a small batch of vehicles it cannot be completely ruled out that the restraint effect could be impaired with extremely high loads.
  • R/2013/147 - Windowbag System May Fail To Deploy Correctly - It has been identified that the side window airbags on the Citan Crewbus are possible working to the extremes of its operating tolerance. Therefore if the vehicle was to be involved in a collision then the airbags may not deploy correctly.
  • R/2013/155 - Air Drier Housing May Detach - It is possible due to its location that the muffler on the air drier may freeze and icing may occur. This can cause a blockage of the vent line; this in turn will cause the pressure in the air drier to rise beyond its venting pressure of 18.5 bar to in excess of 40 bar. This can result the top section of the air drier cartridge housing becoming detached. The driver should be aware of the issue due to the noise emitted and the brake system will still operate allow you to stop the vehicle safely. However the brake system could still be compromised.
  • R/2014/011 - Fan Bearing Failure May Cause A Fire - Insufficient clearance within the cooling fan clutch bearing and in correct specification grease can result in the bearing overheating. This can result in scorching damage or in extremes circumstances a fire.
  • R/2014/014 - Vehicle Stability May Be Affected - It has been established that on certain models of NCV3 (5-ton) vehicles fitted with air suspension from the VB AirSuspension company have a high risk of a fracturing of the weld seam on the rear axle spring saddle. In the unlikely event that this occurs then the rear axle can become loose and take on a self-steering behaviour which could affect vehicle control or stability.
  • R/2014/060 - Unintentional Deployment Of Drivers Airbag - It is possible that during constructions the wiring harness for the frame may have been installed under tension. This can cause damage to the ribbon feeder for the clock spring connection for the steering wheel controls and air-bag. This will normally result in minor issue with the steering wheel electronic controls which will warn the driver of the issue. However in the extreme it could result in an electrical short circuit which can cause the premature deployment of the steering wheel air bag.
  • R/2014/076 - Seat Belt Anchorate And Window Bags May Not Perform Correctly - On affected vehicles individual threaded seat belt connections may not have been tightened to the correct torque. This may affect the anchoring of seat belts window bags and ground points. The manufacturer cannot completely rule out that the affected components may not fulfil their designated functions as the seat belt anchorage points may not be fully secure. It is also possible that this may cause erroneous messages to appear in the instrument cluster
  • R/2014/085 - Airbag May Not Perform As Specified - The front passenger air bag module may not have been installed according to specifications. If activated it is possible that separate parts of the passenger air bag module may become loose and may detach.
  • R/2014/094 - Risk Of Fire - On petrol engine versions of the 451 series Fortwo models it is possible that a short circuit can occur in the electronic heater shutoff valve as a result of extended wear. In extreme cases this could result in an overheating situation in the electronic heater shutoff valve. This could ultimately result in a vehicle fire.
  • R/2014/099 - Chafe Damage To Electrical Wiring May Cause A Short Circuit - On affected vehicles the harness to the power distributor may chafe against a support bracket. In extreme cases the wires may chafe through and short. This can cause erroneous warning lamp illumination or functional limitations to the transmission control or illumination equipment. Other consequential damage may also occur.
  • R/2014/113 - Steering Control May Be Affected - It is possible that the steering column coupling lock may not have been installed correctly. The driver will recieve warning of the issue by noise. However in extreme circumstances it is possible that steering control of the vehicle could be affected.
  • R/2014/097 - Braking May Be Affected - Due to a fitment error on the production line the possibility exists that on a limited number of vehicles the brake pipes may not have been installed into their correct ports on the ABS hydraulic unit. As a result under hard acceleration or emergency braking abnormal handling characteristics of the vehicle may occur. In extreme conditions this could result in a road wheel locking causing the vehicle to skid unexpectedly.
  • R/2014/136 - Fire May Occur - It has been identified that under UK operations the hazard warning switch can fail prematurely due to repeated use. This could result in an electrical overload and possible localised fire.
  • R/2014/170 - Steering May Not Perform Correctly - The bolt retaining the trailing arm to the front air bellows support may not be tightened to manufacturer specifications. In extreme cases the bolt can work loose and may interfere with a steering link. This can cause the steering to "stick" for a brief period.
  • R/2014/183 - Oil May Leak - On certain diesel engines the 'O' ring may not have been produced to the correct specification. This may allow oil to leak and contaminate the environment. If excessive oil is lost engine damage may occur.
  • R/2014/182 - Oil May Leak - On certain diesel engines the 'O' ring may not have been produced to the correct specification. This may allow oil to leak and contaminate the environment. If excessive oil is lost engine damage may occur.
  • R/2014/193 - Braking Efficiency May Be Affected - It has been established that Oil Carbon and Granulated Dust contamination could cause the ventilation function of the Shutoff and Safety Valve to be impaired. The internal air pressure of the Safety Valve can therefore increase from 18.5bar to over 40bar. This can result in the failure/rupture of the top section of the housing of the air drier cartridge. The brake system will remain operation to enable the driver to bring the vehicle to a control stop after they hear the rupture.
  • R/2014/192 - Seat Base May Crack - The Front radius angles in the driver?s and passenger metal seat base may not have been formed correctly and as a result the seat base may suffer from stress cracks which could compromise the strength of the seat base in the unlikely event of a rear end collision. The seat belt system is an integrated part of the seat.
  • R/2015/011 - Steering May Be Restricted - On affected vehicles the steering may be considerably restricted due to a faulty steering angle sensor
  • R/2015/041 - Fire May Occur - A seal between bonnet and engine compartment may when the bonnet is opened temporarily stick to the bonnet. If this happens the seal may detach form its fixing and can fall into the gap between engine and partition wall. It is then possible the seal can make contact with the exhaust and under certain conditions catch fire.
  • R/2015/063 - Possibility Of Loss Of Control - The control unit for the steered trailing axle may crack due to a warped fixing bracket and allow the ingress of moisture.This may cause a short circuit. Normally a yellow fault message will appear and the system will immediately default to safe passive steering mode. However it is possible the defect may have an adverse affect on the performance of the axle whilst the vehicle is in motion.
  • R/2015/083 - Vehicle May Shut Down - Due to a software code error it is possible that the 1.6ltr 4 cylinder diesel engines may suffer a stalling situation during the warm-up phase and where the engine is subjected to high load requirements. However if the engine does stall it can be immediately restarted and the vehicle can be driven without restrictions. Furthermore all safety systems remain fully functional.
  • R/2015/081 - Engine May Stall - It is possible on certain petrol (gasoline) vehicles that the mounting hooks for the jet pump may not have been manufactured to specification. The jet pump is mounted on top of the fuel delivery module in the fuel tank and if the mounting hooks were to fail it will result in the jet pump detaching from the module and a possible fall in fuel pressure. This fall in fuel pressure could either result in the engine not starting or in worst cases causing the engine to cut out or stall. This could affect the drivers ability to control the vehicle.
  • R/2015/086 - Steering Efficiency May Be Reduced - On certain vehicles the steering rack retaining bolts may not have been made to the correct specification. Under heavy loads and vibration the bolt(s) may break. This can adversely affect the steering though the driver may notice changes in steering characteristics in the first instance
  • R/2015/121 - Side Restraint System May Not Function As Intended - The threaded connection of the crash sensors at the B-pillars may not be to specification. There is a possibility that the side restraint system may trigger too late or not at all in the event of a side impact which may pose an increased risk of injury for the vehicle occupants.
  • R/2015/099 - Possibility Of Loss Of Drive - The drive shaft and the hub of the outer joint may separate. In very rare cases it cannot be excluded that the vehicle stops. The steering and braking system remain fully available to the driver.
  • R/2015/120 - Passenger Airbag May Not Function As Intended - On affected vehicles a control unit under the front passenger seat may not have been correctly installed. This may adversely affect the seat occupancy recognition system.The seat occupancy recognition system may not correctly identify seat occupancy and may incorrectly activate or deactivate the air bag. Activation status will be notified by the passenger air bag warning system.
  • R/2015/149 - Front Seats May Not Be Secured Acording To Specification - The threaded connections to the rear of the front seats may not have been tightened correctly. In the case of a serious vehicle accident the seat connection may not function as designed resulting in an elevated risk of injury to the occupants.
  • R/2015/145 - Front Passenger Airbag May Not Deploy - Certain fuses in the passenger's footwell may not have been fitted correctly. This may adversely affect the instrument cluster windscreen wipers and the passenger seat occupancy recognition system. In certain conditions this may cause the passenger's air bag not to deploy in an accident.
  • R/2015/146 - Unintended Acceleration Or Deceleration - The engine control unit may not be programmed correctly. In rare cases it is possible for the acceleration or deceleration not to be as the driver?s request. Therefore a critical driving situation could occur. However the power of the brake enables the driver to stop the vehicle at any time.
  • R/2015/170 - Automatic Gear Selection May Not Perform As Expected - Due to an incorrectly designed bracket "Park" may not engage or disengage as intended..
  • R/2015/147 - Vehicle May Roll Away - The software of the transmission control unit in vehicles with dual clutch transmission may not be correct. As a result the operating lock of the transmission selector lever may not function as intended causing in some circumstances the vehicle to roll when not expected.
  • R/2015/144 - Vehicle May Roll Away - The operating lock in the gear selector lever module may not have been assembled correctly. Therefore it might be possible to operate the gear selector lever without pressing the brake pedal and without the key in position ?ignition on?. If the vehicle is not properly secured with the parking brake it could start rolling by shifting from ?P? after pressing the release knob.
  • R/2015/153 - Directional Control May Be Affected - The welding of the bracket for the torsion bar linkage at the shock absorber may not be to specification. It is therefore possible with extremely high loads for the weld seams of the bracket to tear. In this condition the driving characteristics of the vehicle will be adversely affected and the tyres could be compromised at large steering angles giving an increased risk of collision.
  • R/2015/171 - Fire May Occur - The engine compartment seal may not be fully secure. There is a possibility that the seal may become dislodged and fall between the engine and the fire wall. If this occurs it is possible for the seal to contact very hot items such as the catalytic converter and a fire to start.
  • R/2015/150 - Oil May Leak - On affected vehicles the transmission oil cooler return pipe may not have been mounted correctly. It is possible vibration may cause the pipe to fail and leak oil.
  • R/2015/169 - Hydraulic Fluid May Leak - Damage and leaks at the elastomer stop plug of the return line to the hydraulic valve block may occur due to sudden pressure peaks in the hydraulic system. It could therefore be possible that up to 40 litres of hydraulic fluid to escape in a short time unnoticed by the driver. If this damage occurs the vehicle can still be stopped safely. The hydraulic fluid that escapes will increase the risk of collision for other road users
  • R/2015/188 - Instrument Panel May Fail Without Warning - The ground cable lug attached to the engine mounting bolt may break as a result of vibrations and oscillations combined with the tension caused through the routing of the cable. Should this concern occur it is possible in the worst case scenario for the vehicle to become completely de-energised. This means a sudden failure of the instrument panel vehicle illumination the hazard warning system and the engine shuts down thereby increasing the risk of a collision.
  • R/2015/196 - Front Seat Belts May Not Perform As Intended - The front seat belts may have been wrongly installed and may not fully perform as intended.
  • R/2015/208 - Engine May Fail - The camshaft could break and damage the engine due to it not being manufactured to the correct specification. If the condition occurs it will lead to a sudden loss of drive thereby increasing the risk of a collision.
  • R/2015/210 - Engine May Fail - The camshaft could break and damage the engine due to it not being manufactured to the correct specification. If the condition occurs it will lead to a sudden loss of drive thereby increasing the risk of a collision.
  • R/2015/209 - Engine May Fail - On certain petrol engines the camshafts may not have been correctly manufactured. They may fail causing engine damage and the engine to stall
  • R/2015/211 - Combustion Engine May Fail To Start - Incorrect software may cause the combustion engine to non start during use. Restarting the vehicle by using the key will reset the system
  • R/2015/237 - Fire May Occur - The cylinder head of the high pressure fuel pump may not be to specification. During operation of the pump cracks can form and eventually fuel may leak. Escaping fuel could lead to the engine stopping and fuel leaking in exceptional circumstances could lead to a fire.
  • R/2015/202 - Seatbelt Mechanism May Malfunction - The threaded connections of the seatbelts at the B-Pillars were possibly not tightened with the required torque. If the required torque is not present it is possible the threaded connection may loosen further. In the event of a loosened threaded connection the intended restraint effect of the seat belt cannot be guaranteed in the event of a collision and the risk of injury during an event may possibly be increased.
  • R/2015/231 - Vehicle May Cut Out - In rare cases the propulsion control unit may send an incorrect message. This may cause the electric power train to shut down. Power can be restored by the normal start sequence.
  • R/2015/222 - Windscreen Wipers May Fail - Cabling may have been incorrectly routed and the wiper linkage could chafe the cabling causing a short circuit. If this happens the wiper motor could become inoperative.
  • R/2015/239 - Engine Hood May Not Behave As Intended In A Collision - The reset mechanism for the dynamic bonnet (for pedestrian protection) might not have been fitted during manufacture. In the event of a head on collision where the dynamic bonnet is triggered the bonnet may not behave as designed thereby putting the vehicle occupants at higher risk of injury.
  • R/2015/248 - Transmission May Lock At Low Speed - The high-voltage battery charger may not have been produced to specification which could lead to an incorrect detection of an external charging cable. This in turn can lead the request for ?P? to be activated. If the speed is less than 5 km/h the transmission would activate the park pawl function which will prevent the vehicle from driving further and could increase the risk of an incident.
  • R/2015/232 - Auto Stop/start May Shutdown Without Warning - Incorrect software may have been installed during manufacture. This may cause erratic idling when coming to a halt and the engine may shut down. Consequently the auto start/stop may not operate as intended.
  • R/2015/247 - Stop Start Engine May Not Restart - The excess length of the wiring harness to the engine control unit could result in a faulty camshaft signal. This faulty camshaft signal may lead to an unintentional cancellation of the automatic starting procedure after automatic engine stop of the automatic start/stop system. In the event of a faulty camshaft signal the engine would not restart as expected following the stop procedure but can be manually restarted immediately by engaging the transmission selector lever position ?N? or ?D? and by operating the ignition key or the start button (with keyless go). Depending on the traffic situation however an increased accident hazard could result.
  • R/2015/259 - Risk Of Fire - The high pressure fuel lines have not been manufactured to the correct specification which over time can lead to crack formation and fuel leaking. Fuel escaping in the presence of an ignition source could lead to fire.
  • R/2016/002 - Risk Of Fire - On vehicles fitted with the four cylinder (OM651) engine the high pressure fuel lines may not have been manufactured to specifications. These lines may crack and allow fuel to leak. If an ignition source is present there is a risk of fire.
  • R/2016/009 - Doors May Double-lock Unexpectedly - The "double lock" function for the door locks may operate even when the doors are unlocked. In this mode the interior door handles may be deactivated.
  • R/2016/033 - Risk Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning And/or Fire - On the affected vehicles the end pipe of the auxiliary air heater may not have been routed correctly due to a cut out in the vehicle floor that is possibly missing. Exhaust from the auxiliary air heater is possibly not correctly diverted under the vehicle floor and could to some extent enter the vehicle interior. There is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and a risk of fire for the under floor panelling cannot be ruled out.
  • R/2016/032 - Risk Of Fire - The threaded connection of the battery ground may not be tightened correctly due to deviation in the tightening angle monitoring. In the event of a poor ground of the battery line a temporarily higher transition resistance could lead to the formation of sparks and local heating. This would increase the risk of fire.
  • R/2016/034 - 1. Airbags May Fail To Deploy Or 2. Airbags May Deploy Without Obvious Cause - Due to corrosion of internal components the SRS control unit may fail. This will deactivate SRS components such as airbags or in rare instances cause an SRS component to unintentionally deploy.
  • R/2016/011 - Windows May Detach - On vehicles with multi layered paint it is possible the layers may not have bonded as intended. This could allow the windscreen to detach in the event of excessive forces such as an accident. This may similarly affect bonded tie downs and/or super high roof.
  • R/2016/061 - Braking Performance May Be Affected - Three vehicles have been built with extended chassis/wheel base. The Yaw sensor has been displaced to a spot which does not correspond to the specific location and position. It cannot be ruled out that undefined or incorrect brake intervention may occur in the event of ESP intervention. Additionally the sensor may not recognise critical situations. The above can lead to an increased risk of collision/incident.
  • R/2016/085 - Risk Of Fire - The mounting nut for the battery ground line at the body may not have been tightened correctly. If the connection is loose there could be sparks and localised heating which increases the risk of fire.
  • R/2016/048 - Passenger Bench Seat May Fail - The bolt securing the passenger seat back rest may fracture. If this happens the back rest cushion may drop. In the event of a collision the seat belt may not fully restrain the passenger as intended.
  • R/2016/088 - Possible Loss Of Power Steering Assistance - The torque sensor of the electric power steering assistance may be damaged which can adversely affected the tightness of the housing and allow water ingress. The defect could lead to failure of the torque sensor and consequently shut off the steering power assistance and lead to an elevated risk of collision.
  • R/2016/047 - Tyres May Fail During 'road-railer' Use - On certain models with road-railer conversion it is possible that in combination with the tyres MITAS 275/90 R22.5 SRT preliminary damage to the tyres may occur due to intensive rail usage. As a result the road properties of the affected tyres may be restricted to the extent that a sudden loss of air or bursting due to heating up of the tyre during lengthy transport on the road and at high speeds cannot be ruled out. This would constitute or increase a risk of accident.
  • R/2016/091 - Rear Bench Seat May Lift Up From The Rear In A Collision & Attached Seat Belts May Not Be Anchored Correctly - On 'B' Class models fitted with 'Easy Vario' rear seat option a bolt securing the seat bench to the body may have been omitted during production. This may allow the seat bench to lift during a frontal collision. Seat belt effectiveness may also be compromised.
  • R/2016/093 - Electrical Fault Could Allow Vehicle To Roll Away When Left Parked - On certain vehicles fitted with 9 speed transmission the back up battery may not connect during main battery failure. This may prevent selection of Park on the transmission or operation of the electronic parking brake.
  • R/2016/079 - Seat Belt May Fail - The mounting screws of the belt guide brackets at both the left hand and right hand C-Pillars may not have been tightened correctly. Therefore the seat belt/s may not perform as intended increasing the risk of injury during a collision.
  • R/2016/120 - Steering Efficiency May Be Reduced - A lock nut on a rear suspension tie rod may not have been manufactured to the correct specification. It may not act as intended even tightened to specification. It is unlikely the rod will disconnect but it may loosen and affect the vehicle's handling characteristics.
  • R/2016/092 - Maintenance Flap May Detach From Vehicle - The locking forces of the maintenance flap may not be to specification. At high speed and in combination with strong gusts of wind the plastic maintenance flap may detach from the vehicle and may pose an increased risk of injury for following road users.
  • R/2016/109 - Electrical Ststems And Lights May Fail - The power supply lines for the cab electrical system may not be fastened correctly at the electrical connecting point mounted on the cab firewall and as a result may be loose. A loose cable can cause implausible displays and fault messages and a complete detachment from the connecting point can lead to a complete failure of the vehicle electronics including the lights.
  • R/2016/151 - Risk Of Fire - A threaded connection in the Prefuse box may not be tightened to the correct specification. This may excessive resistance and create a heat source. This could cause a fire. Additionally vibration may cause power disruption which could affect the operation of steering power assistance ABS SRS and/or instrument failure..
  • R/2016/135 - Seat Belt Restraint System May Fail - A seat mounting may not conform to specifications. This may also impact on seat belt mountings and in the event of a collision the seat and/or belt may not act as intended.
  • R/2016/134 - Risk Of Fire - The exhaust tailpipe variants K7D K7C and K7N can become loose. Variant K7D can fall away from the vehicle leading to a heightened risk of incident for other road users. Where an exhaust gas leak occurs this can constitute a risk of fire.
  • R/2016/141 - Engine May Stall/stop Unexpectedly - The connection of the carbon drive shaft to the engine/transmission flange may not be to specification. Warnings of the development of the concern are: there will be noise malfunctions in the transmission and in isolated cases loss of drive.
  • R/2016/156 - Braking Performance May Be Reduced - The brake fluid container may not have been inserted far enough into its mounts or was not secured correctly which can result in it detaching and a loss of brake fluid. The driver could become aware of this by the gradual deterioration of brake performance by having to press the brake pedal further. This can consequently increase the risk of collision.

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