Report: Tie Rod Ends, Drag Link, and Idler Arm May Wear Out
Mercedes-Benz C230 Problem
Average Mileage: 107,333 mi (71,000 mi - 176,000 mi)
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.
The tires wore oddly and quickly, and there were some faint squeaks from the steering. Eventually the steering got so loose that the car would wander on the road. I've had to replace these parts twice, once at 75K and again at 165K
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz C230, 176,000 mi
tie rods wear out fast