Mercedes-Benz recalls more than 85,000 units in U.S.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 85,000 units in the United States due to a steering flaw that can make cars difficult to control. The voluntary recall includes that 2010 C-Class Model 204 and E-Class Model 212, and 2010-11 E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet Model 207, Daimler said in a report sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicle in areas, such as parking, where maximum power steering is required, and could lead to a vehicle crash,” Mercedes-Benz said. “The power steering system in the subject vehicles may fail due to the loss of power steering fluid.”

To fix the issue, dealers will check and retorque the connection fitting free of charge. The recall is expected to start during October 2010. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz at1-800-367-6372 or call the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

– By: Omar Rana

Source: NHTSA