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Daimler Recalls 85,000 Vehicles Due to Power Steering Fault

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Yesterday, a recall was issued for more than 85,000 U.S. Mercedes-Benz models due to a steering flaw that can make the vehicles difficult to control. The voluntary recall affects the following models—the 2010 C-Class Model 204 and E- Class Model 212; and the 2010-11 E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet Model 207.

In the report, Daimler states that the power steering system may fail due to a loss of power steering fluid. Drivers may not have sufficient control over the vehicle, which could result in a crash, especially when maximum power steering is required, e.g. while parking.

The recall will begin on October 20. Vehicles will be recalled in other countries as well, though Daimler did not provide further information on which additional markets will be affected.

 

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