Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall Due to Problem with Powertrain

About 135 vehicles are potentially affected by this issue

Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall Due to Problem with Powertrain
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June 29, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 135 model year 2016 AMG GT S vehicles due to a problem with the powertrain .

In affected vehicles, the adhesive bond between the carbon-fiber driveshaft and the rear flange may fail, and as a result, there may be a loss of torque to the rear wheels.

If the adhesive bond fails and results in a loss of torque to the rear wheels, the vehicle operator may be unable to move the vehicle or may experience deceleration if the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the carbon-fiber driveshaft as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in June 2016.

Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at (800) 367-6372 for more information.