Mercedes–Benz model 2010 and 2011, E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models are reported to have a steering problem which the world famous car company has noted and acknowledged with regret and decided to recall over 86000 US cars to remove the problem free of cost.
German luxury car maker Daimler will recall about 85,000 Mercedes Benz C- and E-class autos in the United States to fix a problem with power steering systems, the US traffic authority NHTSA said on Monday.
The luxury automaker says in a report to federal regulators that the steering systems in the cars “may fail due to the loss of power steering fluid.” Mercedes-Benz says that if that happens, “owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicle in areas, such as parking lots, where maximum power steering is required, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash,“
“Other countries are affected as well,” a Daimler spokesman told. The recall affects the 2010 Mercedes C-Class and the 2010 and 2011 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models. Owners may return the cars to dealers, who will check the powering steering systems for free, the company says.
Mercedes planned to fix the problem in 2010 and 2011 models this month by re-tightening a faulty fitting, the NHTSA website said. Auto recalls have increased this year since the world’s biggest car maker, Toyota, had to pay a record 16.4 million dollars to settle claims it hid gas pedal defects blamed for more than 50 deaths in the United States.
On October 1, Daimler’s German rival BMW said it would recall 350,800 high-powered BMW and Rolls-Royce autos worldwide because of brake problems that a BMW spokesman stressed were “without danger.“