approximately 6,100 model-year 2015-16 mercedes-benz c300 sedans; model-year 2017-19 c300 cabriolets and coupes; model-year 2017-19 mercedes-amg c63 cabriolets; model-year 2015 mercedes-amg c63 s sedans; model-year 2018-19 mercedes-benz c300 and c350e sedans; model-year 2018-19 mercedes-amg c63 sedans, c63 s coupes and c63 s cabriolets; model-year 2018 mercedes-amg c63 cabriolets and coupes, c63 s sedans and c63 s coupes, and mercedes-benz e300, e400 cabriolets and coupes; and model-year 2019 mercedes-benz cls450 sedans and e450 cabriolets and coupes, all equipped with rear-wheel drive
the problem: a locknut in the steering rack may break under high load, possibly causing the steering to become stuck in one position, increasing the risk of a crash.
the fix: dealers will replace the steering rack for free.
what owners should do: mercedes-benz will begin mailing interim letters to owners jan. 25, 2019; a second letter will be mailed once remedy parts become available. owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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