Mercedes-Benz has recalled 102,954 sport utility vehicles because of a defect that could cause a loss of power steering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Mercedes M-Class SUVs from model years 1998 to 2003 are affected by this recall. The problem is with a clamp used to secure a cooling hose for power-steering systems on the vehicles, which may be too weak and not able to hold it properly. An earlier recall did not sufficiently fix the problem. The recall is scheduled to begin in October.