Mercedes Benz USA Limited Liability Corporation has announced a voluntary recall for more than 3,600 of its Mercedes Benz E350 4matic wagons, manufactured between the dates of, July 1, 2006 and April 30, 2009, due to a potential connecting rod defect in the load leveling suspension system. A connecting rod malfunction could result in load leveling suspension system failure and a subsequent loss of vehicle control, which could result in the increased likelihood that the vehicle will be involved in a car accident leading to severe injury or even death. This recall has been issued voluntarily, in cooperation with a request from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because of a potential safety issue involving the vehicle’s rear suspension, and this recall has been officially announced on the administration’s website. Mercedes Benz plans to begin notify the owners of recalled vehicles in August 2012. Consumers in possession of affected vehicles can return the E350 4matic wagons to authorized Mercedes Benz dealers, who will inspect and replace all faulty connecting rods for no additional cost. The vehicles included in this recall are Mercedes Benz E350 4matic wagons manufactured and distributed for sale in model years 2007 through 2009. More information regarding this recall can be obtained by contacting the automaker’s customer service department, or by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s toll free vehicle safety hotline and referencing NHTSA campaign identification number 12V264000.