2016 Mercedes GLE GL may have loose control arm to steering knuckle bolt

Last Updated on Friday Sep 29, 2017

Problem

On certain GLE/GL (166 chassis) and GLE Coupe (292 chassis) vehicles, a manufacturing error might have resulted in an improper torquing at the connection between the upper control arm and the steering knuckle. According to Mercedes-Benz, only about 40 vehicles are affected by this problem. 

Cause

The bolts that connect the upper control arm and the axle may not have been torqued accordingly. The bolt can get loose and come off. Increasing the risk of an accident. 

Symptoms

  • Vehicle may not drive straight
  • Car pulls to the side
  • Noise from front axle

Affected Vehicles

Several 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE models. 

  • GLE350 4Matic,
  • GLE350,
  • GLE350 4Matic Bluetec,
  • GL450 4Matic,
  • GLE450 Coupe 4Matic vehicles.

Remedy

If your Mercedes-Benz was affected by this defect, it will be repaired free of charge. Please call Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.

References

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