Premature Tire Wear Due to Cracked Lower Control Arm Bushings on Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG

Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the lower control arm bushings cracking, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point. Ball joints can also wear out prematurely, causing similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.

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3 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004
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