A small number of Mercedes-Benz GL and ML class vehicles manufactured September 29, 2014 – March 27, 2015, could experience reduced stability due to a manufacturing assembly error. According to the defect report, the bolts on the front and/or rear axle carriers may not be correctly assembled and could cause the mechanical limits of the remaining bolts to be exceeded. If the bolts fracture the driver may hear unfamiliar noises while driving and could experience loss of control under certain circumstances.
The vehicles affected include:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will correct the problem by replacing the axle carrier bolts. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Mercedes Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 16V-900.