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Angry Front suspension problems

I own a 2003 E320 Sedan. At 55000 miles we had to replace sloppy lower ball joints. Now at 114000 miles, lower ball jouints are sloppy again along with the upper ball joints that are integral with the upper control arms, all require replacement to the tune of 1800 bucks. A couple of Mercedes mechanics have told me this unusual on Benzes with under 200000 miles. I suspect that these parts are undersize for the chassis that there on.Could there be a factory recall for this problem?
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You put a lot of miles on your car, more than average anyway. Who qouted you the $1800? If it was a dealer, that par for the course. If there is a factory recall, any franchised dealer should know about it. If yours doesn't, someone is not doing their job. Try a post on the W211 forum (what you have and under the sedans section) and you might get better info there.

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Take your car to the mechanic. He can suggest better. All the best.
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