Date registered: Mar 2019
Vehicle: 2003 ml500, 2004 ml350
Location: boise Id
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Not at all familiar with that car, but the Aus import law is pretty strict if the car was not manufactured for the Australian market. it does have to be cleared of asbestos. Wow.
First thought is aside of what you mentioned,any exhaust gasket might have asbestos check those.
Have you contacted Mercedes to see if they can be of help?
The Aus Gov web site states:
"Vehicles that were not specifically manufactured for the Australian market might be considered at risk of containing asbestos"
But they do not give a cut off for what year, I am wondering even though the car is in France was it manufacturer for the Aus market? is that an out? the car is probably too old, I have a feeling it would be cars after 2003.
In the end it is probably going to come down to how in depth the customs agent you get is.