Approximately 660 model-year 2016-17 Mercedes-AMG GT S coupes are being recalled due to issues with the carbon-fiber driveshaft. The bonding between the carbon-fiber driveshaft and the engine-transmission flange may not be strong enough, causing the driveshaft to separate while in motion and a loss of drive, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners on Aug 13. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the carbon-fiber driveshaft, including the flange.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.