Some say bad news comes in threes, but maybe it actually comes in fours. Just weeks after Hyundai, Aston Martin, and Cadillac issued recalls for steering problems in several models, Mercedes-Benz has issued a similar steering-related recall in C-Class and E-Class cars.
2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, coupe, cabriolet
The Problem: According to a NHTSA-filed recall report, 2010 Mercedes C-Class sedans, 2010 Mercedes E-Class sedans, and 2010-2011 Mercedes E-Class coupes and convertibles are subject to potentially leaky power steering systems. In the event of a severe leak, power steering fluid could be drained to a dangerously low level, resulting in the malfunction of the system and extreme difficulty in steering the vehicle, potentially leading to an accident.
The Fix: Mercedes-Benz dealers will check and retorque the power steering hydraulic connections at no cost to owners, ensuring there are no leaks in the system. The service will be performed under NHTSA Campaign ID Number 10V459000.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 85,078 in the U.S.