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#6664 of 6720 2007 Mercedes E350 shock problem
Mar 19, 2008 (6:24 pm)
After I took delivery of a new 2007 E350 I notice a rattle in the chassis. The dealer has replaced all of the shocks and struts but now has a problem because the front of the car is too high. They say they don't have parts for this chassis. The car has been at the dealer for two months.
I served a lemon law notice on MBZ and we are negotiating a new car. Has anyone else had a similar problem?
Mar 20, 2008 (8:03 am)
We purchased a 1976 280. last week. Looks like it sat for a while.
The gas guage was working fine, until Monday. It started bouncing then just quit. Any ideas?
#6666 of 6720 Being charged for defective parts
Mar 22, 2008 (10:48 pm)
Mecedes wants to charge me $2600 to repair my 2004 E500. I brought my car in for an oil change and to check-out message that was some time appearing on my console and dissapearing. the message stated the the auxiliary battery convert was unavailable, after having the car inspected, I was told that the 300 small aux batery (failed midtronic test); 560 batery voltage regulator (faulty & puting out unsufficient output volts), and 1600 rear differential seals (leaking rear diff fluid). the car is weel taken care of and only has 30,000 miles. garage kept and in perfect physical condition. always keep to service maintainence schedules. Sounds to me like this car has some defective parts. What do you think?
#6667 of 6720 Are you out of warranty??
Mar 23, 2008 (10:07 am)
#6668 of 6720 Being charged for what I thing are defective parts.
Mar 23, 2008 (11:09 am)
I brought my Mercedes in Jan. 2004, so the warranty is expired by three months. Some dealers and the manufacturer have a special adjustment program that they call the after warranty expiration (listed in the Service and warranty booklet) where they will cover the cost of repairs, or some of the cost. Their option, usually to assist their loyal customers, and those that maintain they maintainence schedules. Battery power and seals should not be failing on a car with so little mileage and has not been damaged in any way.
#6669 of 6720 Re: how good is an e350...? [stevej2001]
Apr 02, 2008 (1:55 am)
I just purchased the C Class w/leatherette...... I am not sure if that was a wise choice. My concern .....is the leatherette dangerous to your health. I did not think of this until I read an article stating vinyl flooring may cause cancer.
#6670 of 6720 I have an older E300 (1986) and my A/C wont come on if the engine is hot.
Apr 26, 2008 (9:54 am)
I have an older E300 (1986) and my A/C wont come on if the engine is hot. Sometimes if I turn the ignition off and on again it will work but most of the time no. If the A/C is working I can drive all day - it wont quit when the car is running but if I stop and turn off the ignition I can be sure it wont work when I start up again (or until it cools). Does anyone know what might be causing my problem? PS: I live in Phoenix where A/C is critical. Thanks
#6671 of 6720 Should I be charged for this?
Jul 31, 2008 (5:52 pm)
Just had my car in for an oil change and filter which was to be $110. I asked to have the service reminder light (for service C) be re-set. The car is an '07 E350 being leased for 27 mos. and due to be returned in 3 mos.
When I went to pay my bill, the dealer charged $35 to re-set the service light. I protested but they said I authorized it when I signed permission to do the service when I dropped off the car. Note: THEY NEVER TOLD ME THERE WOULD BE A CHARGE FOR THIS and frankly I've never heard of this being done before. They also charged $6 for window washer fluid.
Remember, I was ONLY in for an oil change and filter, not the "service". It's not the money as much as them doing this.
Has anyone ever heard of this or have it happen to them?
#6672 of 6720 Re: Should I be charged for this? [carnaught]
Jul 31, 2008 (5:55 pm)
You asked them to turn off a diagnostic light. Normally i would say that they can charge because you asked them to do it, however shouldn't it be under warranty if there is a service light? If you aren't having the service provided, wouldn't your warranty be void for fairlure to maintain? Weird situation.
#6673 of 6720 Re: Should I be charged for this? [carnaught]
Jul 31, 2008 (6:37 pm)
no you should not be charged for that. it's ridiculous.
first I-drive. then they take away the dipstick and rely on software to check the oil. then no manual trans on the 335d for USA. who is in charge over there? who ever it is, s/he should be choppered to that rock where the monkey is and left there with a 5 year supply of government cheese. Then chopper the monkey back and install it behind the BMW CEO desk.