The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0523/19

Product:  Passenger car

Name: X-Class

Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 24/04/2017 and 19/12/2018.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e9*2007/46*6531; Type: 4701

Risk type: Injuries
Inadequate instructions for retrofitting a tow hitch could lead to the fastening screws on the cross bar being damaged.
As a consequence, the screw connection could fail and the tow hitch may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.


Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Description:  Pick-up truck under Mercedes-Benz recall code: VS4AHKTORQ.

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania