Faulty Bolts in Transmission Prompt Mercedes-Benz Recall

Faulty Bolts in Transmission Prompt Mercedes-Benz Recall
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November 17, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA is issuing a recall for vehicles with malfunctioning transmissions.

The auto manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic and GLE63 AMG S 4Matic coupes. The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear drive shaft bolt fasteners that may loosen and result in the rear drive shaft separating from the transmission or the rear axle differential.

If the drive shaft separates, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 50 vehicles due to this defect.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bolt fasteners, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-November 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at (800) 367-6372.