Recall Alert: 1998-2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 102,954 of its M-Class vehicles, from model years 1998-2003, due to a malfunctioning clamp on the power-steering hose.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a hose clamp could come loose and leak power-steering fluid, and the power-steering system may degrade over time. Left unchecked, this could damage the power-steering pump and lead to a loss of control while driving.

Although an earlier recall was supposed to have fixed this problem, Mercedes-Benz doesn’t think the repairs were sufficient, and is therefore issuing a recall for all vehicles, even those previously repaired.

Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 or the NHTSA hotline at 888-327-4236.

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