Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,100 model-year 2015-16 Mercedes-Benz C300 sedans; model-year 2017-19 C300 cabriolets and coupes; model-year 2017-19 Mercedes-AMG C63 cabriolets; model-year 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S sedans; model-year 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz C300 and C350e sedans; model-year 2018-19 Mercedes-AMG C63 sedans, C63 S coupes and C63 S cabriolets; model-year 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 cabriolets and coupes, C63 S sedans and C63 S coupes, and Mercedes-Benz E300, E400 cabriolets and coupes; and model-year 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 sedans and E450 cabriolets and coupes, all equipped with rear-wheel drive
The Problem: A locknut in the steering rack may break under high load, possibly causing the steering to become stuck in one position, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the steering rack for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin mailing interim letters to owners Jan. 25, 2019; a second letter will be mailed once remedy parts become available. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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