Last post on Nov 24, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Car Safety, Fuel System, Exhaust, Diesel, Wagon
#5 of 24 Re: 2007 R320 Explodes during blizzard]
Feb 03, 2007 (9:20 am)
Cars don't just explode like that. It takes a "genius" between the seat and the steering wheel to cause such damage.
#6 of 24 Re: 2007 R320 Explodes during blizzard [ncrews]
Feb 03, 2007 (11:27 am)
I don't pity the driver for the damage done to the vehicle and the house, but for her stupidity.
"2007 R320 Explodes during blizzard"
That headline, if you can call it that, further demonstrates the lack of intelligence.
Ha, it was good for a laugh at the least.
#8 of 24 Re: Stupid is as stupid does [erik]
Feb 03, 2007 (10:54 pm)
Give her a break...I live in Colorado and during this past winter I've seen hundreds of people get stuck. I was stuck for a while in my Nissan Armada. When there is so much snow, especially with blowing wind, you simply can't see the drifts.
An inexperienced driver can easily spin a tire too fast and cause overheating, but blowing up a tire is extremely uncommon.
btw...an R class lease is one of the best deals going.
#9 of 24 Re: Stupid is as stupid does [erik]
Feb 04, 2007 (5:26 am)
I understand the OP posted her story for us all to read and comment on but please stay to the topic of the car and tire explosion.
#10 of 24 I apologize
Feb 04, 2007 (9:27 am)
Sorry about the harsh remarks. Yes, Colorado got a ton of snow this year. Just because a SUV has AWD doesnt mean it can go through snowdrifts as depicted on TV.
BTW. The attic of the house needs some more insulation to brave the cold winters. FYI
#11 of 24 Re: I apologize [erik]
Feb 04, 2007 (10:25 am)
Ah yes if only we could do ALL the things depicted on TV;)
#12 of 24 Conclusion: Forensics Report on Mercedes R320 Explosion
Mar 16, 2007 (2:39 pm)
This was not the drivers fault at all (thanks for the intelligence slurs and for the record she is a beautiful blonde
Pictures and complete forensic expert report: http://www.landxml.org/R320
The car was purchased new from Mercedes of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A defective Mercedes "4Matic" system caused the rear tire to explode causing $25,000 in car damage and $1500 damage to home. Mercedes and the dealer will not stand by the car and only tell us that it is an insurance issue. Automotive warranty items, including factory defects are not covered by insurance - only the resulting damage is.
To date, the dealer and Mercedes refuse to simply "undo the deal" giving us our money back and paying actual out of pocket expenses related to the damage caused by the Mercedes factory defect.
IF you own a 2007 Mercedes with "4Matic", just get the car towed out if you ever get stuck or this can happen to you.
I am going back to Acura...
#13 of 24 Re: Conclusion: Driver Error [ncrews]
Mar 16, 2007 (3:01 pm)
It is not the drivers fault that they accelerated the rear wheel to a speed of 200 mph?
Gee, simply taking foot off the pedal would have prevented this problem.
Blame the vehicle.
#14 of 24 Re: Conclusion: Forensics Report on Mercedes R320 Explosion [ncrews]
Mar 16, 2007 (9:33 pm)
Are those Pirellis rated as snow tires? I think you have an uphill battle with MB over this one. If you over rev your engine trying to get unstuck and blow up the engine, you are on your own. I do not know of a manufacturer that will warrant abuse to a car. Many cars with traction control are not very good in snow or on ice. I cannot say I understand what all happened to your car. It does seem that there was some high revving of the engine to get that kind of speed out of a tire. Hopefully your insurance will cover the damage under comprehensive.
An Acura MDX would not have gotten out of that snow drift.