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2018-19 Mercedes-AMG G63 recalled for differential lock

An issue with the differential lock could cause the ABS and stability control systems to fail in the Mercedes-AMG G63, with 337 vehicles affected.

1 week ago
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James Wong
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Mercedes-AMG has been forced to recall 337 examples of the AMG G63 off-roader, affecting the 2018 and 2019 model years.

“Sulphur fumes from axle oil may impair an electrical component in the differential locking module, affecting the normal functioning of the differential lock,” the company says in its recall notice.

“Communication between the control unit and the locking actuator may be shut down and the displayed status of the differential lock may be unreliable. This could also mean that the electronic stability program (ESP) and anti-lock braking system (ABS) are deactivated.”

“Loss of proper operation of the differential lock and braking and traction systems may increase the risk of a crash in situations where these are being relied on, increasing the risk of injury or death of vehicle occupants and occupants of nearby vehicles,” Mercedes added.

  • 337 units affected by this recall
  • 2018-19 model years affected
  • The VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

Owners are advised to contact their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealer to arrange the repair of their G63, which will be carried out free of charge.

To find your local Mercedes-Benz dealer, head to this website.