Mercedes to recall 22,355 cars

* Affects C- and E-Class cars built from July 09 to Feb 10 * Power assisted steering system could lose fluid * No reported accidents or incidents...

11 October 2010

Mercedes to recall 22,355 cars

Mercedes-Benz is to recall more than 22,000 C- and E-Class cars in the UK due to a potential problem with their power steering systems.

C-Class saloon and estate models, and E-Class saloon, estate, coupe and convertible models built between June 2009 and February 2010 are affected.

Mercedes has discovered that a nut within the power steering pump may not have been tightened correctly at the factory, causing power steering fluid to leak and the steering assistance to be reduced.

Mercedes is working with the Vehicle Operator Services Agency to write to all affected owners later this week, but if any owners are already experiencing power steering problems, theyre advised to get in touch with their local dealer immediately.

The repair work, which involves a simple check and tightening the affected bolt if necessary, should take no longer than 30 minutes. All work will be carried out free of charge.

To date, there have been no reports of accidents or incidents as a result of the fault.

This latest incident follows the recall of 11,000 BMWs in the UK earlier this month, plus recalls for Ferrari, Porsche, Lexus and, of course, Toyota this year.