Excess Free Play in Steering and/or Alignment Issue on Mercedes-Benz SL500

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: 91,933 (70,000–117,000)
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 117,000 mi,
Bad tie rod joints. Additionally, caused the front wheel bearings to go out