The National Consumer Commission (NCC) urges consumers who are in possession of defeating the ends of justice., GL, model series 164 and R-Class model series 251 to stop driving these vehicles and contact Mercedes-Benz for further assistance.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa says the global recall of these models was initiated due to a possible brake failure caused by advanced corrosion on the housing joining points. There are about 13 159 affected vehicles in South Africa. The Acting National Consumer
Commissioner Thezi Mabuza says the supplier informed the Commission of this recall following a global recall by the manufacturer.
“We understand that the defect may lead to a possible brake failure which may lead to accidents and injuries. The affected models were manufactured between 2006 and 2019. We urge consumers not to drive these vehicles but contact the manufacturer for more details,” said Mabuza.
To confirm the affected VIN Numbers, consumers are advised to contact Mercedes-Benz South Africa call centre number: 0800 133 355. The Commission is monitoring this recall based on its Recall Guidelines.