2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Recalled For Potential Steering Problem

October 10, 2014

Daimler is recalling more than 10,500 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans from the 2015 model year. According to Detroit News, some of those vehicles may suffer from a flaw that makes them more difficult to steer, increasing the risk of an accident.

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Daimler recently discovered that two C-Class vehicles manufactured in Europe were sold with the steering coupling interlock in the open position, rather than the proper closed position. As a result, the vehicles' steering wheels squeaked and were somewhat resistant in turns.

Daimler believes that the flaw is the result of an error at a European plant. Since C-Class models for the U.S. are manufactured at a facility in Alabama, there's no reason to think that American models suffer from the same problem, but Daimler is conducting the recall out of an abundance of caution. (Not surprising, given some of this year's high-profile recalls from other automakers, including GM's ongoing "Switchgate" fiasco.)

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The company hasn't yet issued a timeline for the C-Class recall or information about the inspection/repair process. We'll keep you posted as those details emerge.  


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