Daimler will be contacting the owners of certain 2015-2019 Mercedes Benz rear drive model vehicles for a problem affecting the steering. The vehicles affected by this recall include:
- 2015-2019 Mercedes Benz C300
- 2018-2019 Mercedes Benz C350E
- 2017-2019 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG
- 2015, 2018 Mercedes Benz C63S AMG
- 2019 Mercedes Benz CLS450
- 2018 Mercedes Benz E300
- 2018 Mercedes Benz E400
- 2019 Mercedes Benz E450
According to the defect report, a production deviation of the rear wheel drive steering rack lock nut could result in internal material cracks that reduce the nuts strength. If a large lateral force, such as hitting a curb could cause the lock nut to break and the steering to become fixed in one position. There is no advanced warning that the lock nut could fail.
Owners receiving recall notices will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the steering rack replaced.