WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 17 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic sedans because of a steering problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist system may shut down due to a software error," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash."
The affected vehicles were built from November 4, 2015 to March 1, 2016.
A Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries or crashes linked to the recall.
Mercedes-Benz dealers will update the software for the electric power steering control unit. The recall is expected to begin in July. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Edmunds says: If you own one of these cars, be ready to make a service appointment with your dealer once you receive your official recall notice.