A total of eight Mercedes-AMG GT vehicles have been recalled in Australia due to a fault related to the super sports car's drive shaft.
According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, the Mercedes-AMG GT recall relates to a drive-shaft joint that risks coming loose, potentially resulting in “a loss of drive”.
“A loss of drive may result in a potential crash hazard causing injury to occupants and/or other road users,” the notice says.
Mercedes-Benz Australia public relations, product and corporate communications senior manager David McCarthy told CarAdvice, the replacement of selected parts to rectify the potential fault will take one day to complete, and at no cost to owners.
Mercedes-Benz Australia is contacting owners of the affected vehicles by mail, with McCarthy saying there have been no reported injuries or incidents related to the recall fault.
Priced from $295,000 (before on-road costs), the Mercedes-AMG GT S is powered by a 375kW/650Nm twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, and claims 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds. Year-to-date, 79 of the high-performance two-seaters have been sold.