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Mercedes recalls 85,000 cars over steering problem

From Greg Morrison, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The vehicles are from certain 2010 and 2011 models
  • Steering systems "may fail due to the loss of power steering fluid," the automaker says

(CNN) -- Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 vehicles from certain 2010 and 2011 models due to potential steering problems.

The recall affects 2010 C-Class cars as well as the 2010 and 2011 E-Class coupe and cabriolet models.

Steering systems in the cars "may fail due to the loss of power steering fluid," the automaker said in a statement.

In such instances, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, according to the automaker.

Those affected can take the cars to a Mercedes dealership for a free checkup.

The recall starts this month.