Daimler Truck and Bus Australia has issued recalls on its Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs models, as well as the Fuso Shogun FS75 model, with a total of 519 trucks affected.
The Fuso recall relates to 392 units of the Shogun FS75s, produced between 2019 to 2021, due to a manufacturing defect.
The defect is in the vehicle’s trailer connection of electrical components, which means the trailer stop lamps may not operate as intended.
“This could result in road users being unable to identify when the vehicle is braking. Additionally, any flammable material kept near the electrical components may result in a vehicle fire,” said the recall notice.
The Actros and Arocs models being recalled relate to the 963026, 963424 and 964424 variants, manufactured between 2017 to 2022, with 127 trucks included in the recall.
The defect relates to the the design of the rear wall cabinets, which is not sufficient to ensure their integrity is maintained in the case of a frontal collision.
“In the event of an accident, the rear wall cabinet components may become detached, and they and the cabinet contents may transform into lethal projectiles resulting in injury or death to vehicle occupants,” said the recall notice.
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their authorised Daimler commercial vehicle dealership to have the work carried out, free of charge.
For more information, contact 1800 033 557.
For a list of affected Shogun VINs, click here.
For a list of affected Actros and Arocs VINS, click here.