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Mercedes recalls 85K cars for steering issue

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Mercedes-Benz is announcing a recall of some 85,000 cars due to possible steering problems.The recall affects 2010 Mercedes C-Class cars, as well as 2010 and 2011 E-Class coupe and cabriolet models.

The carmaker says the vehicles' steering systems could fail due to a loss of power steering fluid.

Mercedes-Benz says drivers could lose some control of their vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners can return cars to dealers for a free power steering check.