Tire Wear Caused By Worn Front Thrust Link Bushings on Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC

Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the front thrust link bushings cracking and causing excessive movement in the suspension. The thrust link bushings are fluid-filled (to help reduce vibration), so if they crack, they will leak oil.

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Average mileage: 106,328 (88,000–115,493)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
6 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
Have gone threw two sets of 60k tires and the original set. Had car checked out and was told that all of the suspension system and bushings were good.
Have gone through 2 sets of tires in the last 4 years and these don't include the original ones. The tires were rated at 50k, but didn't hardly get 20k out of them. Service checked all bushings and suspension and said everything looked good.
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