WASHINGTON – Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 52 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG and Mercedes-Benz GLE63 AMG S 4Matic coupes for a stalling risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear driveshaft bolt fasteners that may loosen and result in the shaft separating from the transmission or the rear-axle differential,” said NHTSA in its recall summary. “If the driveshaft separates, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.”
The affected vehicles were built from December 10, 2014 to April 29, 2015.
A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect the bolt fasteners, tightening them as necessary. The recall is expected to begin in mid-November. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Edmunds says: If you own one of these cars, it’s time to contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer to set up a service appointment.