Urgent recall for popular Mercedes as mechanics discover defect could cause steering to suddenly stop working – and it may even catch FIRE
- 719 Mercedes vehicles recalled on Thursday over steering control unit defect
- Mercedes-Benz C, GLC and EQC vehicles with Model Year 2020 were recalled
- Damaged wiring harness could cause a short circuit and result in a vehicle fire
Mercedes Benz have issued an urgent recall for 719 vehicles amid fears they could catch fire or short circuit over a steering control unit defect.
Product Safety Australia announced the recall on Thursday for Mercedes-Benz C, GLC and EQC vehicles with the Model Year 2020 that were sold nationwide from February 3 to July 31 last year.
The cars may contain a damaged wiring harness in the steering control unit that could cause a short circuit which may lead to a fire, Mercedes warned.
719 Mercedes vehicles were recalled on Thursday over a steering control unit defect including the EQC 2020 model (pictured)
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 2020 model (pictured) was one of the vehicles that could potentially catch alight over a damaged wiring harness
The recall notice also warns the malfunctioning compartment could allow water or moisture to enter the wiring harness, resulting in a loss of electric power steering.
‘This can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders,’ Product Safety Australia said.
Motorists would be notified of the power steering failure by a warning message in the instrument panel located inside the vehicle.
Owners of the affected Mercedes Benz cars are asked to contact their Mercedes-Benz Retailer for a free of charge inspection and repair if required.
The recalled Mercedes-Benz C 2020 model (pictured) was also sold nationwide from February 3 to July 31 last year