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.