Mercedes-Benz will recall the EQC electric vehicle in the global market for a water leakage problem. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany, Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 19,000 units of the EQC electric SUVs sold worldwide. According to the FMTA, water could leak into the power steering control unit.
A total of 19,253 Mercedes-Benz EQCs are under recall, out of which 3,073 units are in Germany. The exact cause of the water seepage is still unknown, and reports suggest that Mercedes-Benz dealers will inspect the wiring harness for damage and carry out the necessary repairs. The brand has not yet officially recalled the vehicle in the Indian market as of now.
However, this is not the first time that the brand is recalling the EQC in the international market. Last year November, the EQC was under recall for damage related to the wiring harness. The damage to the wiring harness could cause the power steering system to fail and also potentially trigger a fire.
Mercedes-Benz EQC in India
The Mercedes-Benz EQC retails in 50 cities in the Indian market. Under phase-2 of its expansion strategy in the Indian market, the EQC will retail from 50 cities and 94 outlets in 6 metropolitan cities. The expansion strategy also includes training for the staff and equipment. Until now, Mercedes-Benz retailed the EQC only from 6 cities and 14 outlets in the Indian market.
Mercedes-Benz EQC – Technical Details
The Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic comes with two asynchronous electric motors. The electric power unit produces 408 HP of power and 765 Nm of torque. The power is channelled to all four wheels using a 4MATIC driveline. Mercedes-Benz claims that the EQC400 4Matic returns a driving range of around 471 km on a single charge. The EQC comes with an upgraded 11 kW onboard charger which is capable of charging the 80 kWh battery in 7 hours 30 minutes.