Famous German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz recalls 85,000 of its 2010 and 2011 models having a steering problem that could make the vehicles difficult to control.
The recalled models are 2010 C-Class and 2010-2011 E-Class, told Mercedes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (USA) in a recent report.
"A connection fitting on the high-pressure power steering line might not be tight enough, allowing power-steering fluid to leak", says Mercedes. As a result, continues Mercedes, “Owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicle under circumstances such as parking where maximum power steering is required.” They added that the problem "could lead to a vehicle crash."
Mercedes said it learned of the problem from customer complaints. Its report to the safety agency did not say whether there had been any accidents.
In its report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mercedes described the recall as voluntary. But once an automaker identifies such a safety defect the law gives it no option but to recall the vehicle.
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