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RECALL Subject : Rear Drive Shaft may Loosen and Separate

Report Receipt Date: OCT 27, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V709000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52


Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
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.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the drive shaft separates, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY:
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.
 
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