2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic

Uh oh. If you're the owner of a 2007-2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Wagon, prepare for a recall notice from Mercedes. While it won't be coming until later in the summer, know that if your car was built between July 1, 2006, and April 30, 2009, its load-leveling suspension may be faulty.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall report, a connecting rod in the rear suspension could fail, which may cause "reduced vehicle control," leading to a crash. NHTSA did not specify whether any actual cases involving loss of control have been reported.

Mercedes dealers will be inspecting and replacing the potentially defective part beginning in August, and the company can be reached at 201-573-0350.

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Report Date : June 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM
Search Type : VEHICLE
Make: MERCEDES BENZ
Model or Model No.: E350
Model Year: 2007
Make: MERCEDES BENZ Model: E350
Model Year: 2007
Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. Mfr's Report Date: JUN 11, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V264000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
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.