Recall wrap: Mercedes-Benz X-Class manual to be replaced

Factual errors and omissions have been printed in the X-Class owners manual

Mercedes-Benz is advising owners of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class to contact their nearest authorised dealer to have the owners' manual replaced, due to erroneous information published within it.

The manual states the wrong figure for maximum permissible roof load, and promulgates information that is incorrect for the 'ESP' function. Additionally, some warning messages associated with the 'Pre-Safe' function are not shown in the manual.

The 5607 vehicles affected were sold between February 1, 2018 and May 30, 2019.

Mercedes-Benz has also recalled 305 units of the Sprinter van from model year 2019 for a software defect related to the automatic high-beam headlight function. According to the importer, the headlights may not dip automatically at the approach of an oncoming car. The vehicles subject to the recall were sold between January 29, 2019 and May 28, 2019.

A local car conversion business, Crossover Car Conversions, is recalling the Ford Mustang and Ford GT for Takata airbags on the passenger side. According to the converter, which retailed the cars through Mustang Motorsport, the Mustang models affected are 2005 to 2014 models and the GT was built during model years 2005 and 2006. In total, 303 vehicles are subject to the recall. All were sold in Australia between June 1, 2005 and June 15, 2018.

The local importer of Bentley cars has issued a recall notice for the Bentley Continental GT for a software fault resulting in a loss of illumination and some functionality. Sold in Australia between June 27, 2018 and February 13, 2019, the 163 vehicles affected could lose hazard warning lights and demisting capability. Owners will be contacted by mail to arrange rectification.

Subaru is recalling the Impreza hatch for 2018-19 model years, to replace the left rear window glass, which has not been properly tempered during the manufacturing process. In the event of a crash the window may shatter in larger shards, increasing the risk of injury. Only 40 vehicles are subject to the recall. Subaru will contact owners by mail.

Audi is contacting the owners of 2019 model year A4 and A5 for defective dampers. Only 18 vehicles are affected.

The Toyota Yaris five-door hatch is the subject of a recall for the same problem as the Subaru Impreza hatch (see above). Due to incorrect cooling during the tempering process, the left rear window may not shatter in smaller pieces. The 26 vehicles affected are the NCP131 model built in 2019 and sold in Australia between February 26, 2019 and May 21, 2019. Toyota will get in touch with owners by phone.

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