C class Mercedes-Benz vehicles recalled

The driveshaft could fail, resulting in a loss propulsion

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Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 2,098 model year 2015-2016 C63 AMG, model year 2015-2017 C63S and model year 2017 C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Cabrio vehicles.

The rear axle differential mounting flange may fracture from repeated aggressive launches.

A fractured rear axle mounting flange can cause the rear differential to become misaligned, possibly resulting in failure of the driveshaft and a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's stability system software and chassis control unit software, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in December 2017.

Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.