Mercedes Recall over Defective Power Steering

There seems to be a rash of automobile recalls this year from all manufacturers ranging from Toyota to Ford. Rarely do we see a recall from Mercedes-Benz, but the luxury automaker is recalling 85,078 vehicles model year 2010 and 2011 C-Class and E-Class sedans, along with the 2010-11 E-Class coupe and cabriolet automobiles because of questions about the safety of its power steering system, according to The New York Times.

The company says in a press release that there may be a failure of the power steering line that might not be tight enough to stop a power steering fluid leak.

In that case, drivers may lose control of the vehicle, especially in tight quarters where power steering is most needed such as a parking lot “increasing the risk of a vehicle crash,” says Mercedes. Consumers are asked to bring the vehicle back to the dealer who will check the power steering and retorque the connection that seems to be the source of the problem.

Mercedes states it learned of the problem from consumer complaints, though the article does not say whether or not there have been any accidents.

Product liability law provides a remedy to consumers who are injured by a defective product that fails due to an improper design or from the shoddy materials used in construction. The liability can extend to the manufacturer, supplier, and retailer or distributor of the product.

Farah & Farah’s Florida auto product liability attorneys have the experience it takes to determine if you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product.

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