A total of 8145 new C-classes set to be inspected following the discovery of a potential minor fault with the steering system

Mercedes has recalled 8145 new C-classes following the discovery of a potential fault with the cars' steering systems.

The fault, which could affect cars built between 17 January 2014 and 22 September 2014, results in an audible noise from the steering column. Mercedes says that there is no danger of a loss of control in any case, however.

Mercedes states that the problem is the result of a steering column coupling lock that may have been incorrectly assembled. In each case it will be inspected and replaced, if necessary, at no cost to the owner.

Some 1000 cars have already been checked, according to a Mercedes representative, and found free from any issue.

Mercedes will be contacting those with the affected cars by post, but owners can also ring their local dealer – or Mercedes on 00800 9777 7777 – for additional information.

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