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Mercedes-AMG G65 recalled for high speed rollovers in reverse



Meanwhile, try to keep your reversal below 16 mph, I suppose.


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Did you know that the 621 horsepower Mercedes-AMG G65 SUV has a limitation on how fast it can be reversed? Nor did I do until the focus was on a new – and wild – recall.


Mercedes-Benz
has issued a recall for about 20 examples of 2017 Mercedes-AMG G65 . The affected vehicles carry the construction dates between 6 September 2016 and 10 October 2016.

The problem involves driving in reverse, which is your first hint that it is a little strange. Obviously, the vehicles in these building dates do not have the correct speed limit in reverse. Thus, if an affected vehicle accelerates over 16 mph in reverse and gives a steady control input, the vehicle has a chance to roll over, which increases the risk of injury.

No, Mercedes engineers (or customers) did not whip J-turns, encountering the problem by chance. Mercedes rather leaves the problem of "a documentation error in the development process." Incorrect ECU software may have been used, resulting in a lack of speed rotation. A repair was issued to vehicles built after the dates above, so that the vehicles are missing the current question.

Fixing the problem is as easy as returning to the dealer, where technicians will add the right software to the G65 computer for free. Owners should begin to receive alerts via premium email this month. Meanwhile, Fast & Furious antics kept to a minimum.


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