Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 6,162 model year 2015-2016 Mercedes Benz C300' model year 2017-2019 C300 Cabrio, C300 Coupe, C63 Cabrio; model year 2015 C63S AMG; model year 2018-2019 C300, C350e, C63 AMG, C63S AMG Cabrio; model year 2018 C63 AMG Cabrio, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG, C63S AMG Coupe, E300, E400 Cabrio, E400 Coupe; and model year 2019 CLS450, E450 Cabrio, and E450 Coupe rear-wheel drive vehicles.
A locknut in the steering rack may break under high load, possibly causing the steering to become stuck in one position.
A car that cannot be properly steered has an increased risk of a crash.
What to do
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019.
Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.