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Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Recall 12V264000

Load Leveling Rear Suspension Connecting Rod May Fail

Recall Details

On certain station wagon models, a connecting rod for the load leveling rear suspension system may fail. This could result in reduced vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the level control connecting rod as necessary to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

On certain station wagon models, a connecting rod for the load leveling rear suspension system may fail. This could result in reduced vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of affected vehicles during August, 2012. We know of no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Suspension & Steering, June 11, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 11, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,613
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V264000
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 E350 4MATIC WAGON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2006, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2009. A CONNECTING ROD FOR THE LOAD LEVELING REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM MAY FAIL.
Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS, THE DRIVER MAY HAVE REDUCED VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE LEVEL CONTROL CONNECTING ROD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-201-573-0350.
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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