Twenty V12 Twin-Turbo G-Wagens Recalled Because They Can Go Too Quick in Reverse

That's right.

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Mercedes-Benz has an all-new G-Class with advanced features like an independent front suspension and a steering system that doesn't originate from the middle ages. But there's a problem for twenty owners of the in North America, which is still based on the original 463 chassis.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that you should visit your dealer. Yep, the one that managed to sell you what's arguably the worst and most overpriced variant of the entire G-Class lineup. Why the recall? It's because the ECU software probably won't stop you from exceeding 16 mph in reverse. And with all the weight of a six-liter twin-turbo V12 up front, when you hit 17 mph in reverse, things could really get out of hand.

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Not to worry though. As mentioned above, NHTSA says only twenty G65s are impacted in the United States, and Mercedes-Benz will fix them with a simple software upgrade, free of charge. After that your $222,700+ G should be just fine in reverse. Especially if you drive it forward, dead straight, in the middle of an L.A. traffic jam.

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