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Concerns over a potential brake system problem has resulted in the recall of more than 17,600 cars across Australia following a similar recall in the US last week which has affected over 292,000 vehicles.

Concerns over corrosion reducing the seal of the brake booster which could affect a car’s braking performance had been raised.

While there had been no crashes, injuries or deaths reported yet, owners of privately imported Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, GL-Class, and R-Class with stamped model years of 2005 to 2013 or up to 2016 to arrange an inspection of their vehicles as soon as possible at the nearest authorised service centre.

A guided diagnostic test will be performed if visual signs of advanced corrosion are noticed in the car. A replacement brake booster will be provided if the existing one does not pass the test.

Alternate transport option may be arranged for owners until affected parts are replaced.