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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG recalled over stall risk

Mercedes-Benz is recalling its S63 Coupe and Sedan due to a software fault causing the vehicle to stall.
Richard Berry
Senior Journalist
CarsGuide

25 Nov 2015 • 2 min read

S63 variants recalled over computer fault that could lead to engine stalling

Mercedes-Benz is recalling its 2015 S63 AMG Coupe and Sedan high-performance models over concerns the vehicles will stall.

The fault involves the software within the engine and transmission control units, which in some cases is causing the engine to stall when coasting to a stop. This will result in the vehicle losing engine power, but braking and steering will still function.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the fault affects vehicles sold November 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 - a total of 122 cars.

A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz said there has been one incident of the fault reported by a consumer, but no collision occurred.

With prices starting at $409,000 for the S63 AMG Coupe and $385,000 for the Sedan the cars sit near the top of Mercedes-Benz’s entire line-up and showcase the German carmaker’s most advanced software.

This is the second recall for the S63 this year with the coupe recalled in October for a seatbelt fault.