WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 5,826 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe vehicles for possible engine shut down, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"An error within the Engine Control Unit software may allow the engine to shut down while the vehicle is braking, possibly confusing the driver into thinking the shut down was planned due to the ECO start/stop function," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the engine shuts down unintentionally, there may be an increased risk of a crash."
A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries or crashes linked to the recall.
"Customers may continue to drive their vehicles until they are repaired," Mercedes-Benz said in a document filed with federal safety regulators.
The affected vehicles were built from December 10, 2014 to June 6, 2016.
Edmunds says: No parts are required in this recall, so owners should be in touch with their Mercedes-Benz dealers for the best time to schedule a service appointment.