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.

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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 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 Cars.com 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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