Water ingress could cause steering assist to spontaneously fail, carmaker says
Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall notice for more than 19,000 models of its EQC electric SUV over concerns that the power steering could suddenly fail.
It’s not yet been confirmed how many UK models are affected but cars being recalled were built between 11 December 2019 and 18 May 2020.
In a statement, the carmaker said: “Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that on certain EQC vehicles (293 platform), the wiring harness of the electrical steering might have been damaged during the assembly process.
“In this case, water might ingress into the wiring harness through a damaged isolation and advance over time into the steering control unit.
“As a consequence, the steering assist might fail spontaneously, also during driving.
“In this case, the driver would be notified by a red warning message in the instrument cluster.”