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Recall 17V250000

Steering Failure

Recall Details

The steering coupling may not have been tightened properly, resulting in the steering connection wearing and possibly failing. Dealers will replace the steering coupling free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The steering system may have a mechanical failure, resulting in the loss of ability to steering the vehicle. This increases the likelihood of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, April 11, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 11, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10,832
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V250000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.(MBUSA) is recalling certain 2013-2016 G550 and G63 AMG vehicles and 2016 G65 AMG vehicles. The steering coupling may have been insufficiently tightened, resulting in the steering connection wearing.
Consequence
The steering coupling wear may cause a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering coupling, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Notify
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.
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