Excess Free Play in Steering and/or Alignment Issue on Mercedes-Benz S500

One or more of the following steering linkage components may wear prematurely;  tie rod ends, drag link, or idler arm. Our technicians remind us the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted if any of these items are replaced.

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Average mileage: 152,500 (131,000–174,000)
6 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999
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My 1996 Mercedes S500 dirfts hard left, I feel as though I have to frequently over adjust for this while driving and at 75 to 77 miles an hour I get a bouncing feeling in the steering wheel. Bouncinig as in up and down not side to side.