2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, E-Class: Recall Alert
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,000 model-year 2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic coupes and GLE300d 4Matic, GL63 AMG, GLE350, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE43 AMG coupe 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic and GLE63S AMG coupe 4Matic SUVs; model-year 2017 E300 4Matic sedans and GLS63 AMG 4Matic SUVs; and model-year 2016-17 GL350 4Matic Bluetec, GL450 4Matic and GL550 4Matic SUVs
The Problem: An electric power steering connector may be insufficiently sealed, allowing water to enter the control unit, possibly deactivating power steering assist and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the connector and inspect the electric power steering rack, replacing the rack, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners in May. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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