Mercedes today has issues a recall for the EQC, the company’s first all electric car. Mercedes is saying that around 19,000 cars are affected by this issue and it is pretty serious, as the power steering could system could suddenly fail.
Mercedes hasnt said yet how many UK cars are affected by the issue, but according to car-recalls.eu, it is affecting all EQC models that were made between 11th December 2019 and 18th May 2020.
“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.”
Mercedes, speaking to Autocar
In the US, Mercedes has also recalled around one million cars due to an issue relating to its eCall emergency services, which could send out the wrong location in the event of a crash.