BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Mercedes-Benz (China) began on Friday recalling 39,458 imported cars in China over problems with their power steering and engine control modules, according to China's consumer quality authority.
Mercedes-Benz (China) Automotive Sales Co. has filed a plan to recall over 32,000 GL-class cars and GSL and GLE sport utility vehicles (SUVs) manufactured between September 2015 and June 2016, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The connectors for these cars' power steering control modules are not sealed so that moisture could disrupt signal transmission and lead to failures of the power steering devices.
The company also started to recall more than 7,300 GLE SUVs manufactured between February 2015 and April 2017 due to software defects with their engine control modules that could cause stalling.
The company promised to replace faulty parts and upgrade software for the recalled cars, according to the administration.