Mercedes-Benz Issuing G-Class Brake Recall


Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

ATLANTA – Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) will be issuing a voluntary recall next month to repair a potential issue which might affect the operation of the anti-lock braking (ABS) and electronic-stability program (ESP) on certain 2019-20 G-Class sport utility vehicles.

According to the notice by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration β€œAn electrical resistor within the differential locking module may malfunction, interrupting communication between the control unit and the differential locking actuator, possibly resulting in the deactivation of the ESP and ABS while driving.”

Affected are up to 6,517 Mercedes-Benz G550 4MATIC and G63 AMG 4MATIC SUVs.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the differential locking modules and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 14.

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