Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC and BMW X5 and X6 image

Mercedes-Benz and BMW have recently announced two separate recalls for the E350 4MATIC wagons and for the X5 and X6 crossovers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2007-2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC wagons will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the rear suspension. The NHTSA is also saying that 3,613 units of the model mentioned above will be affected by the recall and the vehicles have a problem with a connecting rod for the road leveling rear suspension system which might fail. The models affected have been produced by Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, between July 1, 2006 and April 30, 2009. Owners can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Mercedes-Benz at 1-201-573-0350.

Besides the Mercedes-Benz E350, the 2012-2013 BMW X5 and X6 crossovers will also have to be taken back to the dealers. According to the NHTSA, the vehicles equipped with a diesel engine will be affected by this recall, and because of a machining error of the steering gear surface, power steering fluid may leak onto hot exhaust parts, increasing the risk of a fire. The BMW X5 and X6 affected have been produced by BMW of North America, LLC, and are from the model years 2012 and 2013. Owners can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or BMW at 1-800-525-7417.