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RECALL Subject : Rear Tie Rod Lock Nuts may Loosen

Report Receipt Date: MAY 16, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V306000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 327


Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.


SUMMARY:

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 SLK300 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016 to April 19, 2016. 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.
CONSEQUENCE:
A change of the rear wheel alignment and independent steering of the rear axle may increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lock nuts on the rear tie rods, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2016050008.
 
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