Mercedes-Benz E500: 03V289000
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Our Quick Take:
The steering coupling may become loose over time, resulting in diminishing steering ability.
What Should You Do?
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning August 21, 2003. If you are experiencing looseness in the steering, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.
The nut on the bolt that connects the steering gear to the steering coupling my not be tightened to specification. If the nut were to loosen, the connection may slip over time, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and tighten the coupling nut as required. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003-08003.
Model Year(s): 2003
Mfr's Report Date:
August 21, 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V289000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 554
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE NUT ON THE BOLT WHICH CONNECTS THE STEERING GEAR TO THE STEERING COUPLING MAY NOT BE TIGHTENED CORRECTLY.
Consequence: THE LOOSENING OF THE NUT COULD RESULT IN A SLIPPING OF THE CONNECTION OVER TIME, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND TIGHTEN THE NUT ON THE BOLT IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 21, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
Notes: MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2003-08003.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration