WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 9, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
A fractured rear axle mounting flange can cause the rear differential to become misaligned, possibly resulting in failure of the driveshaft and a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V654000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,098
|MERCEDES-BENZ||C63 AMG||2015 – 2017|
Summary: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2016 C63 AMG, 2015-2017 C63S and 2017 C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Cabrio vehicles. The rear axle differential mounting flange may fracture from repeated aggressive launches.
Remedy: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle’s stability system software and chassis control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration