Van Brake Light Fault Leads to Mercedes-Benz Australia Recall

PERTH – Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific PTY LTD is recalling certain 2018-2020 model year Sprinter VS 30 Vans which might have faulty brake lights.

The recall, filed with the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication and affecting 5,396 vans, cites an issue with the brake pedal which might allow the brake lights of the vans to remain lit even when the pedal is not being depressed.

The same issue led to a March 2021 recall of more than 56,000 Sprinter vans in the United States which was reported by The BRAKE Report (see post below).

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The post on the Australian agency’s site explained the potential safety hazard this way: ” The traffic behind the vehicle will be unable to identify whether your vehicle is actually braking. This may lead to an accident causing injury or death of vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

Mercedes-Benz will contact owners of vans affected by the recall who will be urged to take their vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for repair.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.