Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 6116 examples of its X-Class ute, with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19), due to a possible hydraulic fluid leak from the steering system.
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a connection on the hydraulic line could leak, which may result in a failure of the power steering system.
While the steering will continue to operate, it may become unexpectedly heavy and difficult to maneuver, increasing the chance of an accident occurring.
The brand says there are no known major instances of the issue affecting Australian owners, and the recall is a precautionary measure.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 6116 cars involved in the recall can be found here.
To organise a free repair of your X-Class, find your closest Mercedes-Benz dealership by clicking here.