Compulsory Takata Airbag Recall
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific and Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia Pacific are conducting a compulsory safety recall for certain vehicles equipped with Takata airbags in accordance with the Recall Notice issued by the Assistant Minister to the Treasure Hon. Michael Sukkar.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Australia ARE NOT fitted with "Alpha" Takata airbags, which are the high-risk inflators you may have heard about in the media.
We will continue working with the ACCC on the recall rollout schedule and timelines mandated by the compulsory Recall Notice. The affected airbags will be replaced in stages, as the replacement airbags are currently in production. The staged recall is designed to prioritise the oldest vehicles and those located in High Humidity/High Temperature areas Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. This will ensure an orderly and responsible use of parts availability and give priority to those vehicles that may have an increased degree of risk. If your vehicle is included in the compulsory recall then your vehicle’s affected Takata airbag inflators will be replaced as part of a staged approach according to vehicle age and location factors.
Specific details of the staged approach with regard to the Priority Factors from the Recall Notice of the affected vehicles can be found in the links below, for the Recall Initiation Schedule and Recall and Replacement Timetable.