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Mercedes-Benz S430 Front Thrust Arm and Control Arm Bushing Can Crack or Tear

 
Mercedes-Benz S430 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 151,500 mi (81,000 mi - 189,000 mi)

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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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