2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled

172 vehicles have been added to a faulty steering lock nut campaign, adding to the 844 C-Class models recalled in May.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year E-Class over concerns the steering system could lock while the vehicle is in use.

An expansion of a similar recall for the MY14-15 and MY18-19 C-Class back in May, the company says "lock nuts with possible production deviations may have been installed in the steering system of certain vehicles".

"Affected lock nuts could break and the steering could lock. This would increase the risk of an accident," Mercedes-Benz adds in the recall notice.

The total number of recalled vehicles now stands at 1056 units across the C-Class and E-Class lines, meaning 172 examples of the latter have been added to the original total of 844.

Affected units were sold from 1 March 2018 through 30 August 2019 – the updated VIN list is available here.

Owners are requested to book an appointment with their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealer to have their vehicle inspected and repaired, which will be carried out free of charge.

Read the original ACCC recall notice here.