Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Australia image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for the M-Class in Australia because of an ill-fitting non-standard floor mat.

After the car manufacturer has issued a similar recall in the United States a few months ago, time has come for Australians to take their 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class to their local dealerships because of the same problem. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), a total of 2,159 units of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class vehicles will be affected by this recall. The models will have to be driven back to the dealers because the floor mat may interfere with the accelerator pedal.

The ACCC says that because of this problem, the driver’s ability to slow the vehicle will lead to a possible crash and injury risk. The affected Mercedes-Benz M-Class vehicles in Australia have been produced between March, 2012 and August, the same year. The Mercedes-Benz dealers in Australia will inspect and replace the floor mats in the affected vehicles free of charge. The process will take only a few minutes. The recall is expected to begin soon but meanwhile, owners of the models mentioned above are advised to contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealers.