Slow Your Roll in Reverse, 2017 Mercedes-AMG G65 Recall Warns

Slow Your Roll in Reverse, 2017 Mercedes-AMG G65 Recall Warns

2017 mercedes-amg g65

as the owner of a mercedes-amg g65, you make your priorities eminently known. you appreciate the finer things in life; you like a room with a view; you like to go fast; you like boxes. a new recall for the g65 will help add to your appreciation for safety — particularly when backing up.

it seems that a few fistfuls of 2017 amg performance-oriented g65s were equipped with "incorrect reverse speed-limitation software." that sounds like you can extract a lot more from the suv's 621-horsepower, 6.0-liter v-12 going backwards than you should by any rights be capable of, which shouldn't just be alarming for you as a driver — no one wants to see a g-wagen teetering out of control as it hurtles toward them. (not speaking from experience here or anything.)

the fix is simple: bring it in for a software update. owners should already be getting notifications, but in case you haven't, here are the details:

vehicles affected: approximately 20 model-year 2017 mercedes-amg g65 suvs

the problem: these suvs may be equipped with the incorrect reverse speed-limitation software. while in reverse, abrupt changes in steering while exceeding 16 mph may cause the vehicle to become unstable, which can lead to a vehicle rollover, increasing the risk of an injury.

the fix: dealers will update the used engine control unit software for free.

what owners should do: mercedes-benz began notifying owners on july 27. owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

need to find a dealer for service? go to service & repair to find your local dealer. to check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: mercedes-amg g65

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