Mercedes-Benz—Sedan and Coupe (model 204, 212 & 207)—Check Power Steering Pump Connection
What are the defects?
It is possible that a loss of fluid may develop at the connection between the high pressure line and the power steering pump. The gradual loss of fluid is generally followed by a whining noise from the pump, and can lead to higher than normally required steering forces, particularly during parking manoeuvres.
What are the hazards?
Higher than normally required steering forces, particularly during parking manoeuvres.
What should consumers do?
Letters will be sent to affected owners.
Owners are advised to contact their authorised Mercedes-Benz dealer to have the connection checked, and repaired if required, free of charge.