Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

February 18, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

08V608000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

SUSPENSION:FRONT

Potential Number of Units Affected:

1,515

Summary:

MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING 1,515 MY 2007 S-CLASS VEHICLES. THE RADIAL KNUCKLE OF THE FRONT STRUT MAY FAIL. THE RADIAL KNUCKLE FLAW MAY OCCUR AFTER SIGNIFICANT MILEAGE ACCUMULATION COMBINED WITH EXPOSURE TO HIGH CONTINUOUS STRESS BY DRIVING ON ROUGH ROADS.

Consequence:

IF A RADIAL KNUCKLE FAILS, THE STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE MAY BE AFFECTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL CHECK AND REPLACE, IF NECESSARY, THE BALL JOINT(S). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes:

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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