The German transport authority said Mercedes' global recall will affect cars built between 2004 and 2015, of the SUV series ML and GL and the R-Class luxury minivan.
It is Max Verstappen's third consecutive victory after Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari broke down while he was comfortably in front.
The 24-year-old dominated the Australian Grand Prix from start to finish to take the chequered flag ahead of Red Bull's Sergio Perez by more than 20 seconds.
Lewis Hamilton says his top-five slot on the grid for F1 Australian Grand Prix has come despite Mercedes making little to no progress with its car.
Valtteri Bottas claimed his first chequered flag of the season while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen finished second to take a six-point lead in the world championship.
Lewis Hamilton will start 11th on Sunday because his team incurred a 10-place grid penalty by changing his engine ahead of the race.
British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton received the penalty for Sunday's race because he exceeded his allocation of new engines.
German carmaker giant Mercedes CEO warns against a possible delay in delivering orders of new cars for at least a year due to global chip shortages.
Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, also took the championship lead by two points from Max Verstappen, who finished second.
Thirty-six-year-old Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will reportedly earn $55 million a year under the new deal with Mercedes.
All of the 36-year-old driver's previous deals were multi-year agreements, so the new deal has raised questions about how long the seven-time world champion will race for the Silver Arrows.
Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 5.7 seconds to clinch a record-extending seventh straight constructors' title.
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