Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 8,043 model year 2016-2017 G550 4Matic, G63 AMG, and G65 AMG vehicles.
A malfunction of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), while Distronic Plus is engaged, may cause the engine to not reduce power, regardless of the vehicle's speed, driving situation or brake application.
Increased braking effort and/or shifting to neutral would be needed to stop the vehicle, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ESP control unit software, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin in December 2017.
Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.