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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.