Mercedes recalls over 22,000 cars

More than 22,000 Mercedes cars are being recalled to fix potential problems with their steering mechanism.

Cars in the C and E-class range, manufactured between June 2009 and February 2010 have been affected by the recall.

The luxury car maker said the move was only a "precautionary" measure and it had not received any reports of accidents or injuries from the problem.

Mercedes Benz UK spokesman Rob Halloway said the issue is likely to affect only 1% of the 22,355 vehicles recalled, and has to do with a tiny bolt in the power steering pump which could come loose and lead to sluggish or heavy steering.

Repairs to the system would not take longer than half an hour, he added.

Mr Halloway said: "We are checking every single car and writing to all affected owners inviting them to bring their vehicles in to their local dealer.

"This is purely a precautionary matter and we are not aware of any incidents or accidents as a result of the problem."

The move follows a worldwide recall of more than more than 80,000 cars for the same problem.

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