More than 100 Benz Actros trucks recalled

Specific vehicles may have defective steering shafts


As many as 108 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks have been recalled over a steering shaft issue.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) states defective steering shafts may have been installed in certain Actros trucks that will be under increased accident risk.

The defective steering shafts "may have insufficient tooth flank depth in the serrations for the required power transmission between steering column and steering shaft," the ACCC notice states.

"This may result in the connection between steering column and steering shaft slipping, impairing vehicle steerability, increasing the risk of accident."

Owners are advised to contact an authorised Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealership for an inspection and repair, if required.

Full list of affected vehicles can be found here.

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