Mercedes–Benz is recalling certain 2008 GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class vehicles for a possible defect in the driving pin used to control power steering oil pressure. If the pin breaks during normal vehicle turning, the steering assist will no longer operate, causing difficulty operating the steering wheel. Dealers will replace the steering gear in affected vehicles.
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Recalls
Mercedes–Benz Recalls 2008 Vehicles for Defect in Power Steering Oil Pressure Driving Pin
Suspension & Steering,January 28, 2009
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