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Mercedes-Benz Recalls Multiple Models for Power Steering Assist

April 22, 2017

Screen shot of Mercedes-Benz GLE300d 4Matic via YouTube.
Screen shot of Mercedes-Benz GLE300d 4Matic via YouTube.

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 58,323 luxury SUVs because the power steering assist may malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall includes 2016-model year GLE300d 4Matic, E400 4Matic Coupe, GL63 AMG, GLE350, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE43 AMG Coupe 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic and GLE63S AMG Coupe 4Matic vehicles. Also included are 2017 E300 4Matic and GLS63 AMG 4Matic vehicles, along with 2016-2017 GL350 4Matic BlueTec, GL450 4Matic, and GL550 4Matic vehicles.

In these vehicles, an electric power steering connector might be insufficiently sealed, allowing water to enter the control unit. As a result, the power steering assist may be deactivated, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA said.

MBUSA dealers will replace the connector and inspect the electric power steering rack. The rack will be replaced if necessary. Dealers will complete these repairs free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in May. Vehicle owners can reach MBUSA customer service at (800) 367-6372.

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