Mercedes-Benz Recalls A Few E-Class Wagons

by Cornelius Nunev

The German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced last week that it will be willingly conducting a medium-scale recall of some of its E-Class station wagons over problems with the rear air-suspension system.

Almost 4,000 vehicles

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker will be calling back 3,613 of its E350 4matic station wagons from the model years 2007 to 2009.

Mercedes-Benz points out all of them were produced between July 1, 2006 and April 30, 2009.

Rear suspension the issue

There might be an issue in the self-leveling air-powered rear suspension that is intended to automatically adjust the suspension in the automobile dependent upon the load. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explained that there could possibly be an issue with the rod in the rear suspension that could fail making is possible to lose control and get in an accident. The issue most likely occurred during assembly.

Precisely, Mercedes-Benz states that improper materials were used when putting together the suspension system. This failing may cause the ball head on the level control system's connection rod to seize up. When that occurs, due to a relay error, the system will continuously pump air to the bellows. In time, the increased pressure will lead to the bellows' failure.

Unknown what crashes it brought on

It is unknown if there were any crashes or injuries that occurred in the past because of the defect, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Recall details

The car maker says that the improper materials were used on all the automobiles targeted in the recall. The maintenance personnel at its certified dealerships will replace the level control connecting rods in every recalled E350 4matic station wagon, free of charge to the owner.

The recall is anticipated to start sometime in August. The affected owners will get a notification in the mail.

If you want to get more information, contact the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 or call Mercedes-Benz at 201-573-0350.


Almost all Mercedes-Benz automobiles have fuel injection in them, even if they are not in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The class was at first built with the E meaning Einspritzmotor, which means fuel-injection in Germany. The automobiles first started using fuel injection in the 1950s even though it was first developed in the 1920s.

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