Last post on Jun 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Suspension, Wagon
#10 of 12 Towing hitches and trailers
Nov 23, 2008 (11:58 pm)
When I purchased my 2006 R350L this year I asked the dealer to fit a towing hitch as I was likely to tow a small trailer from time to time. The dealer quoted me AUD$1300 which I thought a bit expensive - a second quote from another MB dealer where we get the wife's 320 CLK serviced produced a quote of AUD$1900 so I let the dealer who was selling the vehicle fit the hitch. He apologised that the hitch was so expensive because installation involved reprogramming the vehicle body computer so that ESC and ABS would understand that there might be a trailer on the back. The dealer told me that the hitch was rated at 1600KG (approx 3500lbs) The largest trailer I have had on the back so far was a 12' x 6' tandem container trailer which the vehicle seemed to handle without any difficulty.
#11 of 12 R350 suspension problem
Apr 15, 2009 (5:34 am)
I have recently re-leased a 2006 r350 and have a knocking in my front suspension as well as feathering on my front tires.
I have had the same knocking on my last 3 mercedes E260 and a E420 and a C240 wagon. I finaly found the problem on my C class, and it turned out to be the front top shock support that had failed, this probably took me 1 year and lots of complaining to the dealer when finaly it was solved by a $140 piece, after they had changed the whole front suspension.
Now the dealer is telling me that this knock is normal on the Rclass and the feathering is also normal and they checked the alignment and all is well.
I am ready to take legal action against the dealer and Mercedes Canada because they are trying to brush this warrantee problem under the carpet and some of the people i have had look at the car say that they think the millage was turned back.
Has anyone had this same knocking problem with their R Class, and is it posible to turn back the millage for these cars and how do we check if it has been done.
#12 of 12 Re: R350 suspension problem [markr350]
Jun 27, 2010 (12:00 pm)
I too hear a knocking in my right front wheel. I was told today it may be the top of the strut, where the connection is, making the noise.They were telling me it will be $750.00 per strut for the part and 5 hours labor.... 66k miles on it 2006 r350.