Premature Tire Wear Due to Cracked Lower Control Arm Bushings on Mercedes-Benz C280

The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause 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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Average mileage: 100,500 (16,000–191,000)
8 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
11 people reported this problem
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Mechanic reports bushings cracked and upper and lower control arms need to be replaced
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