Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific — Mercedes-Benz AMG GTs Passenger Cars

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

What are the defects?

The software that determines the classification of the front passenger may not function correctly. This may result in an installed child seat being identified as a person, or a small lightweight person being identified as a child seat.

What are the hazards?

This may result in the front passenger airbag being activated despite a child seat being installed, or the front passenger airbag being deactivated when there is a passenger. In both cases, the risk of injury to the front passenger seat occupant would be increased in the event of a crash requiring airbag deployment.

What should consumers do?

Owners will be contacted by direct mail. Owners should contact their nearest Mercedes-Benz retailer to arrange an upgrade to the occupant classification software.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Mercedes-Benz retailers

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 2 January 2017 - 1 April 2017

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Product category