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what faults are there in the mercedes s class

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what faults are there in the mercedes s class
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
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Things to check for are:

The 'Command' system satnav may not take a full UK postcode but can be upgraded so it does. You need to make it a condition of purchase that the satnav is compatible with UK postcodes and, if your car comes with a non compatible system, demand that either the dealer either gives you your money back (for the satnav) or has it reprogrammed to take UK 7 digit postcodes.

Problems with a suspension pump, dash warning car must not be driven.

Problem of premature wear of timing chain sprocket for balancer shaft of M272 and M273 V6 petrol engine Mercedes Star bulletin about this. Big job. Can cost £4,000.

Operation of the parking brake is not entirely clear and is counter intuitive. This has led to accidents involving new owners inadequately briefed on hand-over of the car. Please ensure you fully understand the operation of the parking brake.

 

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Alerted to Urgent Safety Recall for Mercedes Benz diesels. This relates to a possible diesel leak which may develop at the fuel filter assembly. The dealer will replace the fuel filter.

07/01/2011 R/2010/205 MERCEDES BENZ ML, C, E, S and R class: Fuel may leak. VIN from WDC1641211A626833 to WDD2183232A000277

26/01/2012 R/2011/172 MERCEDES BENZ C Class , CLS Class, E Class, S Class, R Class, G Class, GLK Class and GL class: Fuel may leak. VIN from WDD2210261A374759 to WDD2210262A395344

26/01/2012 R/2011/172 MERCEDES BENZ C Class , CLS Class, E Class, S Class, R Class, G Class, GLK Class and GL class: Fuel may leak. VIN from WDD2040011A512447 to WDD2043032F646730

26/01/2012 R/2011/172 MERCEDES BENZ C Class , CLS Class, E Class, S Class, R Class, G Class, GLK Class and GL class: Fuel may leak. VIN from WDD2073022F076765 to WDD2074232F130985

26/01/2012 R/2011/172 MERCEDES BENZ C Class , CLS Class, E Class, S Class, R Class, G Class, GLK Class and GL class: Fuel may leak. VIN from WDD2210262A395344 to WDD2211262A395416

26/01/2012 R/2011/172 MERCEDES BENZ C Class , CLS Class, E Class, S Class, R Class, G Class, GLK Class and GL class. Fuel may leak. VIN from WDD2183232A000277 to WDD2183232A007825

26/01/2012 R/2011/172 MERCEDES BENZ C Class , CLS Class, E Class, S Class, R Class, G Class, GLK Class and GL class. Fuel may leak. VIN from WDB4633361X187454 to XXXXX dates 1/01/2009 to 15/12/2011

26/01/2012R/2011/172 MERCEDES BENZ C Class , CLS Class, E Class, S Class, R Class, G Class, GLK Class and GL class. Fuel may leak. VIN from WDD2120021A328914 to WDD2122242A378084

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