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

 
Mercedes-Benz C280 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006

Average Mileage: 70,333 mi (16,000 mi - 147,000 mi)

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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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