Trevor Collett | Jun 10, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has recalled its SLK roadster this week, due to a potential steering safety issue.

The carmaker has identified a weakness with the nuts fitted to the vehicle’s tie rods on the rear axle, which may be the incorrect size.

Should this be the case, the nuts may be allowed to loosen, which could alter the steering characteristics of the vehicle.

Unpredictable steering may cause a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

A total of 28 SLKs are affected in Australia, sold between January and March of this year.

Benz issued a separate recall for SLK models last month, targeting 2015 models.

A battery back-up issue prompted the earlier recall, which may render the ignition and park brake system inoperable.

Mercedes-Benz will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.

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