Barely marketed, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already recalled by its manufacturer. As Business Insider reveals, the most luxurious sedan has a problem that the star maker wants to fix “immediately.”
In fact, Mercedes-Benz asks 1400 customers in the world to go immediately to one of the garages in the network so that the mechanics can carry out checks and repair if necessary. The German automaker has let it be known that the first copies of its factory-assembled sedan may not have received the correct steering rods.. In the worst case, the affected units could have serious steering problems, something the Stuttgart manufacturer wants to avoid at all costs.
“The steering might not permanently withstand the stresses of driving. Failure of the tie rods cannot be ruled out during the life of the vehicle. This increases the risk of accidents.”
Of course, if the problem is found, the customer will not have to pay anything. All costs are borne by Mercedes-Benz, which regrets that such a problem occurs in its flagship model produced in a state-of-the-art factory. This same factory, Factory 56, also produces the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and is preparing to assemble the EQS that the German manufacturer will unveil in a few weeks.
Earlier this month, Mercedes-AMG recalled 20,000 vehicles sold across Europe. These units would have received bad programming from their computer, which would increase their fuel consumption and CO emissions.2.