Like all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, your EQC has a superior steering system, but even the best parts fail. Recently, the manufacturer issued a recall for thousands of EQCs due to a steering failure issue. As you might imagine, complete loss of steering is incredibly dangerous for you and everyone else on the road.
If you experience any of these issues, please err on the side of caution and have your vehicle towed for your safety. At first notice any of these steering failure symptoms, call Fremont Foreign Auto to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, so we can get your EQC’s steering fixed and you safely back on the road.
Read on to learn more about five signs your Mercedes-Benz EQC may be experiencing steering wheel failure and what causes the problem.
- Your steering wheel is stiff and hard to turn
If your EQC steering wheel is extremely difficult to turn, the stiff steering indicates a serious problem. Losing your power steering is never a good sign. Look for a steering wheel-shaped warning light on your dashboard.
- The steering wheel is loose with no resistance
It’s also a problem when your steering wheel is too loose, with little-to-no resistance. If your Mercedes-Benz EQC’s steering wheel spins with little effect, your car has a significant mechanical issue and needs to be seen by a professional immediately. Give Fremont Foreign Auto a call, and we’ll take care of it for you.
- Groaning sounds while turning
Pay attention to the sounds your EQC makes while turning. Groaning sounds while turning the steering wheel could be a sign of imminent issues. You should note any new sounds your vehicle makes, along with when it makes the noise, so you can explain the symptoms when you swing by Fremont Foreign Auto.
- Slow steering wheel response
While a slow steering response could mean you have a problem with your wheels or alignment, it could also mean your tires aren’t properly communicating with your Mercedes-Benz EQC steering wheel.
- Factors likely to cause steering wheel failure
While water damage to the power steering system caused the recall, other things could cause steering wheel failure in your Mercedes-Benz EQC. Pay attention to leaking fluids, faulty pumps, cracked or blocked hoses, worn power steering belts, and critically low power steering fluid levels, as they can all contribute to steering wheel failure.
Steering wheel failure is terrifying, but you don’t have to face it alone. Trust the expert technicians at Fremont Foreign Auto to get your Mercedes-Benz EQC back on the road and you driving safely. We are a Diamond-Certified repair shop trained to care for your luxury vehicle from bumper to bumper.