Mercedes-Benz is recalling 12,300 models over an engine problem. The recall involves 2016-17 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 coupe SUVs and 2017 model-year GLE43 SUVs.
Mercedes says the problem is that the engine could shut down. This could happen while the driver brakes to a stop or accelerates following a stop. The issue is tied to a compatibility problem between the engine control unit and transmission control unit software. Dealers will reprogram the engine and transmission control unit software for free.
Mercedes-Benz will start notifying owners in September. 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 www.safercar.gov to check their VIN.