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Mercedes-Benz Recall 2003-040005: Mercedes-Benz/Power Steering Hose Clamp

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500

The loss of power steering fluid may result in diminished power steering over time and ultimately can damage the power steering pump.

Steering — Hydraulic Power Assist — Hose, Piping, And Connections

Summary
On certain passenger vehicles, the hose clamp used to secure the power steering fluid cooling hose to the power steering fluid cooler may not provide sufficient clamping force for this connection.
Actions
Dealers will install a new hose clamp on the power steering hose to the power steering cooler. During clamp replacement, the power steering cooling hose will be inspected and replaced as necessary. Owner notification began June 16, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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Date Announced
MAR 27, 2003
Vehicles Affected
211,000
Mercedes-Benz Recall #
2003-040005
NHTSA Campaign #
03V121000
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