Mercedes G65 Being Recalled Because It Can Reverse Too Fast πŸ˜‚

The Mercedes-AMG G65 is no featherweight but considering it packs a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 it is rather rapid.

It takes just 5.3 seconds for the 2,835 kg (6,250 pounds) beast to hit 100 km/h and it turns out it can actually go too fast in reverse soΒ MercedesΒ has had to recall a handful of them to keep them from speeding away backwards and toppling over.

According to the statement released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, β€œThese vehicles may be equipped with the incorrect reverse speed limitation software. While in reverse, any abrupt changes in steering while exceeding 25 km/h (16 mph) may cause the vehicle to become unstable.”

The manufacturer will be updating the ECU to limit the speed it can achieve in reverse to avoid the SUV from a rather awkward incident.

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