Suspension Problem Prompts Vehicle Recall by Mercedes-Benz
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Suspension Problem Prompts Vehicle Recall by Mercedes-Benz

More than 300 vehicles are included in the recall

June 30, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 327 model year 2016 SLK300 vehicles due to a problem with the suspension.

In the affected vehicles, improperly manufactured lock nuts may have been used on the rear wheel tie rod connection, and as a result the rear wheel alignment may change and the rear axle may steer independently.

A change of the rear wheel alignment and independent steering of the rear axle may increase the risk of a crash.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lock nuts on the rear tie rods free of charge.

More than 300 vehicles are potentially affected, according to the manufacturer.

The recall is expected to begin in June 2016.

The company had issued a prior recall of the vehicles in May due to an electrical defect.

For more information, owners may contact Mercedes-Benz Customer Service at (800) 367-6372.