Mercedes-Benz New Zealand has been informed about a recall that will involve vehicles delivered to the New Zealand market. The recall relates to the brake booster fitted to certain Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, GL-Class (164 platform) and R-Class vehicles (251 platform) model year 2005 – 2013. Customers are advised to not drive their vehicles until the recall has been completed.

We sincerely apologise to all affected vehicle owners for any inconvenience this may cause. We are working closely with our factory to begin the rollout as efficiently as possible.

Please be assured Mercedes-Benz New Zealand will do everything possible to ensure affected vehicles can be inspected as soon as possible. Any necessary rectification work will be carried out free of charge, and if a vehicle is deemed unavailable for an extended period, all efforts will be made to arrange an alternative transport solution. Owners of all affected vehicles will be directly contacted in writing, at which time we recommend they contact their authorised Mercedes-Benz service centre at their earliest opportunity to have their vehicle(s) assessed. We ask owners to please ensure their contact details are kept up to date with the NZTA registration database.

Owners with additional questions or concerns are asked to please contact your local/preferred authorised Mercedes-Benz service centre.

Mercedes-Benz has always stood for safety and quality, and this promise defines our day-to-day actions. The safety of our customers and other road users is our highest priority.

Affected vehicle models by model year

Affected vehicle models by model year

VIN (First 6 digits)
WDC164 ML 280 CDI
2007 - 2010
WDC164 ML 300 CDI 2010 - 2011
WDC164 ML 350 CDI 2005 - 2012
WDC164 ML 350
2005 - 2012
WDC164 ML 420 CDI
2006 - 2010
WDC164 ML 500
2005 - 2012
WDC164 ML 63 AMG 2006 - 2011
WDC164 GL 320 CDI 2006 - 2011
WDC164 GL 350 CDI
2011 - 2012
WDC164 GL 450 CDI
2006 - 2013
WDC164 GL 500
2006 - 2012
R 320 CDI
2006 - 2011
R 350 2006 - 2012
R 500 2006 - 2008
R 63 AMG
2006 - 2010
R 350 CDI
2010 - 2013


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