Hello, and welcome to another recall update.
Mercedes-Benz USA has recalled more than 100 compact cars possibly equipped with defective left front axles, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects Smart brand 2017 Four-Two and Four-Two Cabriolet models.
The vehicles referenced in the recall could contain faulty left front axle steering knuckles, which are prone to fracture. Investigators conducted an internal audit earlier this year and discovered that improper casting processes caused the defect. Mercedes-Benz initiated an official safety recall in July following the close of the inquiry.
The automaker has requested dealers to replace the defective component, free of charge. Owners should expect to receive notification via first-class mail in September. Stay tuned for more breaking recall news.