This week German firm recalled its EQC electric SUV again! That is the sixth recall issued in mere two years for the same model.
Electrification is the only way legacy automakers can survive, as Tesla and Chinese manufacturers’ success highly approve. But the process of electrifying all their cars is very problematic for the automotive giants. Mercedes-Benz is one big example. This week German firm recalled its EQC electric SUV again! That is the sixth recall issued in mere two years for the same model.
According to the car-recalls.eu website, EQC vehicles built between 11 December 2019 and 18 May 2020 are affected. These vehicles may experience steering failure because the wiring harness for the steering control unit may have been damaged during the assembly process, causing water to get inside of this critical part. Autocar estimated that more than 19,000 electric SUVs were recalled to Mercedes services for fixing.
Mercedes is concerned because the affected EQC electric SUVs may lose electric steering support while driving or a short circuit may occur and increase the risk of a fire. These are extremely dangerous failure possibilities. German carmaker advises all EQC owners affected by the manufacturing issue to get an appointment from their local service as soon as possible.
A total of 3,073 EQCs sold in Germany are affected, as Mercedes did not import its first electric SUV to the USA, most of these cars are located in European countries such as Germany, France, Norway, and Turkey.