Mercedes-Benz pressed on a recall for the new W205 C-Class in Europe and the West last month, for fears that an error may have taken place during production that causes the steering wheel to squeak and not react to steering input.
A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson said, “In the event that the steering coupling interlock mechanism should not have been properly locked, noises may become perceptible and the steering ability of the vehicle might be affected.”
The announcement has seen over 10,500 C-Classes being called back in for checks in North America alone. However, the C-Class sold in Malaysia are unaffected by the recall as all units sold by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s (MBM) dealers were thoroughly checked and cleared prior to the launch and delivery of the vehicles.
MBM President and CEO, Mr Roland Folger said, “We want to assure all customers who purchased the new C-Class from our authorised dealers that their cars are not affected by the recall which has affected many units in Europe. The recall was issued even before the launching of the C-Class took place last month.
“As such, we were fully aware of the situation in advance and made sure that all vehicles undergo the necessary quality and safety checks before delivering them to our customers. There is absolutely no need for a recall in Malaysia,” Folger added.
As for the affected vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has urged their customers to visit the nearest authorised service centre, at which the visit will take no more than 30 minutes to rectify the problem for free.