Fitted to certain models of Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles is a rather sophisticated auto leveling air suspension. Using a combination of special dampers and adjustable components, the sedans and station wagons carry the ability to both coddle and invigorate occupants. Though the system supplies exceptional levels of confidence and control, those dynamics fade away if a component fails and it appears, that could very well happen. Due to a potential issue with the rear connecting rod for the load leveling suspension on certain E-Class station wagons, Mercedes-Benz will be issuing a voluntary recall to remedy the problem.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the cars affected are E350 4Matic Wagons. So far, Mercedes is investigating 3,613 2007 through 2009 model year vehicles. If manufactured from July 1, 2006 through April 30, 2009, the estates could be at risk. To fix the issue, certified dealers will inspect and if needed, replace the rear level control connecting rod. Notification to owners should begin sometime in August and the recall will be performed at no cost to drivers.