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

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: 135,333 (100,000–196,000)
2 model years affected: 2005, 2006
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 100,000 mi,
The bushings became worn and I probably delayed replacing them longer than I should have; I definitely noticed increased tire wear.
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 110,000 mi,
Tires kept wearing out in the front. Finally had the entire front suspension diagnosed and it was the bushings and bearings. 1400.00