This is nothing
whatsoever to do with Mercedes. This is to do with the dealership.
Mercedes has no
liability. Liability rests with the dealership.
Under the Supply
of Goods to Consumer Regulations, goods have to be free of inherent defects for
six years. It is already five years old so you have not much time left and the
burden of proof is high.
The onus is on you
to prove that there is an inherent defect which has been there from manufacture.
You are therefore going to have to find out exactly what it was the cause the
Then you are going
to have to take the dealer to task.
I can tell you
that there is a problem with some Mercedes (I had the same problem) whereby the
heater duct outlet gets blocked with leaves and debris, and when it rains, it
fills with water and water overflows into the passenger footwell. In my case,
it toasted the heater motor.
It takes 10
seconds to fix by just poking something through the outlet.
The dealer cannot
possibly say could not have prevented it if they do not know what caused it.
The first thing
you need to do, is find out what caused the leakage of water because clearly,
it has not been leaking in the last five years, and I assume that there is no
recall on the same model.
Armed with that,
if the dealer will not pay for the repair costs, you are faced with getting
them done yourself, paying the Bill, and then suing them for the cost in the
Small Claims Court and letting a judge decide whose fault it is
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