The incorrect filling of transmission oil on the production line could cause the vehicle to come to a stop – or ignite a fire.
Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled 326 examples of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, citing a manufacturing fault that resulted in the vehicle’s transmission either being overfilled or underfilled with oil.
The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Incorrect levels of transmission oil could result in the vehicle stalling. If the oil level is too high, oil may leak and cause a fire. These hazards increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
The total figure of 326 affected vehicles covers 324 examples of 2019 Mercedes-Benz A200 sedan, and two 2019 Mercedes-Benz A180 sedans – with hatchback variants unaffected by the recall.
|Date of recall notice||22 June 2022|
|Model||A-Class (A180 sedan/A250 sedan)|
|VIN list||Click here to download the list of affected VINs|
|Contact link||Click here to contact the manufacturer|
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 326 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
Mercedes-Benz Australia says it will contact owners to arrange rectification free of charge and as soon as possible. Alternatively, owners can contact their nearest Mercedes-Benz dealership directly.
Owners can also contact Mercedes-Benz Australia’s customer service team by calling 1300 762 718 or by completing the contact form here.
To have your vehicle checked, locate your closest Mercedes-Benz dealership here.