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

Alert number: A12/0820/18

Product:  Lorry

Name: Actros, Antos, Arocs

Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 1 September 2015 and 30 April 2016.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*0736, *0737*, *0742*, E13*2007/46*1518*; types: 963-7-E, 963-4-E, 963-8-G, 963-8-G-M1

Risk type: Injuries
The insufficiently strong drive-shaft weld seam on the connection to the universal joint may result in the drive shaft breaking.
Parts could fall onto the road.

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

Description:  Lorry

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden