The German company has decided to recall its newly minted 2016 GLE 450 AMG Coupe because of unexpected engine shut-off issues that occur during braking.
It appears the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe has a problem with the software governing the engine start-stop technology. The latter is increasingly crucial for automakers as they strive to achieve the increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions mandates. And start stop systems are for efficiency in terms of urban driving. That is when it does what it’s supposed to do – shut down the engine when you stop and quickly restart-it when you need to go. But in the case of the GLE 450 AMG only half of the equation is being handled correctly apparently.
The GLE Coupe is recalled now because a flaw in its engine-management software could trigger an unexpected engine shut off when the driver is braking to a stop. The driver might actually consider this is of course related to the stop-start system functionality, it appears the automaker went to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and told them the engine actually doesn’t restart when the driver wants to go about his business. According to the carmaker, a total of 5,826 vehicles in the United States are affected by the recall, with all units repaired for free via a simple car software update.