Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for a small number of X-Class units sold in Australia after identifying a potential problem with the double-cab bakkie’s tyre pressure monitoring software.
We've asked Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa whether examples sold in South Africa are also affected by this action, but have yet to hear back.
According to the Australian government’s department of infrastructure, regional development and cities, the 57 affected vehicles were sold Down Under between 1 May 2018 and 30 June 2018.
“There is a software error in the tyre pressure monitoring system (code RY2) of some X-Class vehicles. If the tyre pressure falls below the minimum level, the warning message may not be shown in the instrument cluster,” a notice from the Australian government explained.
“Driving with tyre pressure falling below the minimum level causes uneven tyre wear and changes the steering and braking behaviour of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident,” it added.
Owners of the affected vehicles were encouraged to contact their nearest Mercedes-Benz Vans dealer to arrange “an inspection and repair” of the vehicle.
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