Justin Bieber. Picture: Bang Showbiz

Justin Bieber was left in a spot of bother earlier this week when his Mercedes-Benz SLS - which costs an estimated $200,000 (about R2.7m) and can reach speeds of 60mph in less than four seconds - came to a standstill without warning in the Hamptons, New York.

The 24-year-old singer was forced to call the police to help direct the traffic around the intersection where the plush vehicle broke down and luckily he didn't have to wait long because a mechanic turned up and managed to get the car back on the road. 

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin stayed on foot because the car stopped in the middle of the road and started to drive traffic 😂 pic.twitter.com/YxGthAdKoU

Justin was travelling with his girlfriend Hailey Baldwin at the time so the pair managed to keep one another company while work was carried out on his vehicle. 

The pair - who first started dating in 2016 - have sparked rumours they're back together recently after they were spotted canoodling with one another in New York last week. 

A source said at the time: "Justin and Hailey have always been into one another. They dated in 2016 briefly, and the feelings never really went away. Justin and Hailey have been casually dating for roughly a month, but things seem to be heating up as the two are spending more and more time together."

Last month, Hailey said she has "moved past" the "weirdness" of her split from Justin.

She explained: "Justin and I were friends for a long time. I met him when I was really young and he was one of my best friends. Everybody knows that at a certain point in time that turned into something else, but that just happens when you're 18, 19. 

"It was what it was. We went through a long period of time when we weren't friends. We didn't speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We've moved past that. I'd never been through [a high-profile relationship] like that. But it brought both of us to the realisation that we just work much better as friends. He's somebody I really cherish. Now it's a very mature situation. It's good."