Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for eight of its rugged G-Class or ‘G-Wagen’ models, over concerns a wiring fault could cause the engine to cut out while driving.

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The German marque reports the engine wiring harness could come into contact with components within the engine compartment, which could result in damage to the wiring harness.

A damaged wiring harness could cause the engine to cut out while driving, which poses a hazard to the occupants of the vehicle and other road users.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (BR 463) 2015

Owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by Mercedes-Benz via mail, and will be advised of the steps needed to have the the fault repaired free of charge.

Jerry Stamoulis, public relations manager at Mercedes-Benz Australia, confirmed with CarAdvice that no instances of the fault have been reported locally.

For more information, customers can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service on (03) 9566 9266.