Since its launch in 2019, the Mercedes Benz EQC has had a bit of bumpy ride to say the least. After abysmal sales in hometown Germany, the automaker was forced to cancel its release in the North American market.
Now the electric SUV is facing its eight recall since its launch.
This time the recall is over water entering the power steering control unit, which could lead to a failure of the power steering system.
According to Germany’s Federal Transport Authority (KBA), the issue impacts 19,253 units worldwide. In Germany, 3,073 EQCs are being recalled.
The notice doesn’t specify the cause of the problem, but says dealers will inspect the wiring harness and complete and necessary repairs.
Previous recalls for the EQC show quality control at Mercedes Benz is not what many think it is.
The EQC has been recalled eight separate times now for issues relating to software, design, and manufacturing, including one for a faulty bolt that could interrupt torque transmission to the front axle, leading to a stall of the vehicle.