The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0164/19

Product:  Passenger car

Name: C-class, E-class, CLS

Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were produced between 14 February 2014 and 16 December 2018.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Type / number of model:  EC type-approvals: e1*2001/116*0431, e1*2001/116*0457, e1*2001/116*0501, e1*2007/46*1560, e1*2007/46*1818, e1*2001/116*0464, e1*2001/116*0463, e1*2007/46*1666*08 , Types: 204, 204 K, 212, R1ES, R1ECLS, 204 AMG, 204 K AMG, R1EC

Risk type: Injuries
There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
The nut could consequently break if the steering system is subject to a very high lateral force, which could result in rotating parts in the steering gear affecting the casing and thereby blocking the steering system.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: 4693003.

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia