August 11, 2003
Mercedes Has Recalled the 2003 E Class
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : MERCEDES BENZ Model : E CLASS Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V289000
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 554
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE NUT ON THE BOLT WHICH CONNECTS THE
STEERING GEAR TO THE STEERING COUPLING MAY NOT BE TIGHTENED CORRECTLY.
THE LOOSENING OF THE NUT COULD RESULT IN A SLIPPING OF THE CONNECTION OVER
TIME, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND TIGHTEN THE NUT ON THE BOLT IF
NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST OR
SEPTEMBER 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY
ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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