Steering Defect May Cause Accidents: Mercedes Recalls 100,000 Vehicles
Yet another car manufacturer has announced a car recall.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling over 100,000 C-Class, E-Class, and GLK models from the 2010 model year, as well as E-Class coupes and cabriolet vehicles from the 2010 and the 2011 model year in order to fix a potential problem in the power steering system. The steering system may fail causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash.
Cars with the defect may develop a leak of power steering fluid between the pump and a high-pressure line. The steering will continue to work, but it may require additional effort to turn the steering wheel, especially while parking and performing other low-speed maneuvers – such as backing up. The steering system in the recalled vehicles may emit a whining sound.
Mercedes-Benz will notify affected customers when it begins the recall later this month. Dealers will check and tighten the connection between the line and the pump.
Owners of recalled vehicles can contact the National Highway Safety Administration‘s Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or Mercedes Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Orange County drivers who experience a car crash because of a steering defect may be able to sue the manufacturer of their car for compensation. To learn more, contact the Newport Beach personal injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie, 866-981-5596.
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