Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 48 model year 2015 GL350 4Matic Blutec, GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic, ML250 Blutec, ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML400 4Matic; and 2015-2016 GL63 AMG 4Matic vehicles manufactured September 29, 2014 through March 27, 2015.
The axle bolts on the front and/or rear drive axle carriers may not have been assembled correctly. As a result, the remaining bolts may fracture.
If any of the remaining front or rear axle bolts fracture, the vehicle may be unstable, reducing the handling capability and increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle carrier bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2017.
Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.