Axle nut issue sees Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK vehicles sold in Australia are being recalled after it was found the wrong nuts may have been fitted to the rear axle.

A total of just 28 vehicles sold in Australia are affected by the Mercedes-Benz SLK recall, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) overseeing the recall.

The ACCC recall notice advising that incorrectly sized nuts may have been fitted to the tie rods on the rear axle.

If these nuts come loose it may alter the steering characteristics of the vehicle.

Changed steering characteristics may cause an accident hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

The affected cars were sold between the 1st of the January and the 30th of March this year.

Letters will be sent to owners of affected Mercedes-Benz SLK vehicles.

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