The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Monday that Mercedes Benz will be recalling more than 85,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles due to power steering problems. In addition to this, over 22,000 Mercedes vehicles will be recalled in the UK. The vehicles affected are the 2010 Mercedes C-Class and 2010 and 2011 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models.
According to the NHTSA, the power steering “may fail due to the loss of power steering fluid. 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.”
The recall goes into effect on October 20. Mercedes-Benz dealers are expected to fix the problem free of charge.