Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued an immediate recall for 2011-2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 4x4s after it was discovered corrugations could cause the brake lines to crack.
Four-wheel drivers spend a lot of time driving on corrugations and we all know how hard they can be both on your backside and on your vehicle. And it seems the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, as rugged as it looks, doesn’t like corrugations.
An immediate recall has been issued for 2011-2018 G-Class vehicles because, “Strong vibrations, such as driving on corrugated roadway, could cause the brake lines in the ABS hydraulic unit to crack, resulting in brake fluid leaking and affecting the vehicle’s stopping distance”.
Obviously, an ABS failure will increase your vehicle’s stopping distance and cause the brakes to lock-up which could cause handling dramas. The recall notice said, “The braking power of the affected circuit may be impaired, which may lead to a longer stopping distance, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users”.
Owners should contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership to have the recall work carried out free of charge.