Brake hose concern prompts Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recall

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Heightened risk of serious incident due to potential brake problem

Brake hose concern prompts Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recall
Benz has launched a precautionary recall on its van model


More than 5,000 Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinters are subject to a recall by Mercedes-Benz.

The brake hoses may contact the rear part of the fender liner of the front axle while driving the vehicle, causing anything from chafe marks to worn out brake hoses, resulting in leaking brake fluid.

"If the brake fluid warning lamp is ignored, the braking distance increases as a result of brake fluid loss," the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) notes.

"This increases the risk of an accident or serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users."

The issue affects 5,279 model year 2018-2020 vehicles.

Consumers are asked to contact their most convenient Mercedes-Benz retailer for a free of charge check and repair.

Impacted VINs can be found here. Local Mercedes-Benz dealer can be found here.

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