Used Mercedes-Benz Atego: 12 problems you should know about

Lucy Radley
April 9, 2023

The Atego is renowned for being a tough bit of kit, but no vehicle can possibly be perfect. It also comes in a huge variety of flavours, so it’s important to separate out those faults that are actually a problem with the bodywork rather than the truck. Those aside, here’s what we were told to be aware of by operators running the model – sometimes for many, many years.

1. Steering joints

Steering joints and drag links prone to wearing out.

2. Brackets

Offside intercooler retaining brackets prone to snapping.