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Mercedes-Benz has discovered a possible power steering issue in the 2010 and 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. For an unnamed reason, the cars could suffer a loss of power steering fluid, which could cause drivers to lose "sufficient control of the vehicle," especially in low-speed situations. If you own one of the 85,000 affected cars, you can take it to your dealer to be checked out and repaired at no cost. [Source: AP I Image: Autoblog/AOL]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      In the link AP, it states: 'The recall affects the 2010 Mercedes C-Class and the 2010 and 2011 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models.' However, in the Autoblog article it states: 'Mercedes-Benz has discovered a possible power steering issue in the 2010 and 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.', so is the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class affected by this recall or not?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh cool... thanks for the information!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The problem is that the correct torque was not used on the fitting for the high pressure line on the steering rack. So to prevent possible failures all of the vehicles that are affected will be checked for leaks, if they are leaking the seal will be replaced and all of the cars, leaking or not, will get the fitting retorqued correctly The electric steering is not coming until next year on the next gen CLS. Possibly even a self parking option.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Apparently nobody knows how to make a steering system these days, or what ... O_O
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm betting it's electric power steering. But i don't know much about benz cars.

        Notice that gm, toyota, hyundai, etc etc suddenly started having steering problems when they put in electric PS...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I dont get these things. Mercedes knows how to make a reliable power steering system. Heck I'm sure the PS in all W123s is still working perfectly. Why do they have to go and change things.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @cruiseroveride,

        First off, the W123 used Mercedes' recirculating-ball steering setup. That was primarily belt driven and thus had very few areas for problems to occur. It was a great setup for its time and I enjoyed it in my father's W126, but it was artificially heavy and offered no hint of steering feel. The new setups are better rounded. Secondly, this isn't a Mercedes design issue. This was an assembly line problem with an improperly tightened bolt. Not much the engineers could really do about that.

        @Middle Way

        No, the vehicles affected here use hydraulic rack and pinion setups. An electrically assisted setup doesn't use power steering fluid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another group to the collection... another fresh product with a recall'' what a year..