Front Thrust Arm and Control Arm Bushing Can Crack or Tear on Mercedes-Benz SL550

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.

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Average mileage: 26,000 (26,000–26,000)
4 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL550 26,000 mi,
vibration in steering wheel,tires were balanced no change. bushings on both strut rods replaced. considerable improvement in steering wheel vibration and shudder.