The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for the E-Class, specifically for the E350 4Matic Wagon, because of a problem with the rear suspension.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2007-2009 model years Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Wagon vehicles will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the rear suspension. The NHTSA is saying that a connecting rod in the rear suspension might fail and this can lead to “reduced vehicle control” and eventually to a crash.
The feds didn’t say anything about any reports received from owners because of possible crashes or injuries related to this problem.
“A connecting rod for the load-leveling rear suspension may fail. If this occurs, the driver may have reduced vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
The affected Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Wagon vehicles have been manufactured between the 1st of July 2006 and the 30th of April 2009. Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the level control connecting rod on the affected vehicles free of charge.
The recall will begin sometimes in August but until then, owners are being encouraged to contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-201-573-0350.