Recall 15V709000

Drive Shaft Separates From Vehicle

Recall Details

The rear drive shaft fasteners may loosen and as a result the drive shaft may separate from the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the bolt fasteners and tighten them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fasteners that secure the drive shaft to the transmission and rear axle may loosen, resulting in the drive shaft separating and falling from the vehicle. This could cause the vehicle to stall and increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mercedes-Benz must be performed by a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Mercedes-Benz began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in November, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes-Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Drive Train, October 27, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 27, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic coupes and GLE63 AMG S 4Matic coupes manufactured December 10, 2014, to April 29, 2015. 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.
MBUSA 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 may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
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
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