Again, its not only Mercedes

joderest

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Have a mate at work who bought a very clean SKODA VRS a couple of months ago, 100,000 miles with full Skoda service history.
At 15 MPH the timing chain jumped, wreaking the engine, new engine £4500.
Skoda states it has stretched, when full service history pointed out, reply was "not a serviceable item ".
Appears most of the major makes have engines that just seem to fail.
 

Craiglxviii

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Any marque can have any single part fail.

Make 7 million engines a year. You’ll have problems with some of them.
 

ajlsl600

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Whilst its difficult to hold maker responsible for breakage at 100k miles .its the maker attitude that gets me , even at 40k miles and if there is such issue with "some" of 7million they should fix it.after all if such issues effect only a few its not going to inconvenience their bottom line much ?
 

Craiglxviii

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Whilst its difficult to hold maker responsible for breakage at 100k miles .its the maker attitude that gets me , even at 40k miles and if there is such issue with "some" of 7million they should fix it.after all if such issues effect only a few its not going to inconvenience their bottom line much ?
Correct. And the vast majority of carmakers do, for the vast majority of failures. It’s usually the exceptions one hears about.
 

ajlsl600

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Right,still plenty on here about shxxe nox ,adblue sensors and updates that leave customers with worse performing cars,and conflict with dealer/maker if its so few and relatively low milage why all the aggro/cost ?why not just sort it. I think emissions related kit should have warranty for the so called design life 8.1 yr or whatever and the average miles for that period. A yr or so of this would see the end of the current dramas and add maybe 10 quid to the production of decent quality. sensor ect and I bet you 50 quid it will no longer be change tanks change both story .
 


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