Last post on May 27, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Car Warranties, Sedan
#8 of 9 S-Series corrosion/30 year galvanized steel warranty
Jan 18, 2010 (9:58 am)
I have owned a 2000 S430 for almost 6 years and have begun to notice some corrosion at the very bottom of all 4 doors. My understanding initially was that there basically was a design flaw in the S-Class vehicles mostly affecting model years 2000-2003. Appears depending on who does the work that the problem will not go away, but can be repaired for a non-guaranteed life expectancy of say 2 to 3 years if you're fortunate. Could be substantially less life expectancy depending on who I talked to. With further reserach gathering it may be more models and model years, and that Mercedes apparently cut some corners on the paint prep or something along those lines say early 2000's, that is the key reason for the problem?? I also saw a blurb that said that the Mercedes 430 and possibly other models had a galvanized steel warranty for 30 years. Does this actually exist and would anyone know of this 30 year warranty and its usability and where this information can be obtained? I do not see it in an owner's booklets I have. Additionally has anyone gone thru same experience above? If so, was their support/lack of support to cover repair costs thru Mercedes and/or the local dealer via the galvanized steel warranty or some other means??
#9 of 9 Need a Warranty
May 27, 2010 (6:10 pm)
I was hoping somone could point me in the right direction. I have a 2002 S600 with 69k miles. I am trying to find a company that will issue a worth while warranty. I just spent 3000 to replace the spark plugs and passenger side coil pack and would like to cut down on some of the cost I will be facing in the future while enjoying this car. Thanks!