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Electronic hand brake caused damaged to Bakes

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Mr Jack F Taylor, Mar 6, 2019.

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    Exactly what I said, we always recommend a drive after washing your car to dry the brakes or if it’s been raining hard. Mercs have suffered from this problem for as long as I’ve worked on them, 30 + years.
     
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    True - there’s a separate process listed for dealing with that and keeping the car in Neutral!
     
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    This is the same dealership that said "the electronic parking has caused damaged to the disks because of the car being parked for a while".

    I wonder what else they will conjure up.

    Ask to speak to the DP when they call. I would suggest he might have a different perspective
     
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    this is turning into an unpleasant taste. benz must be joking ! i think its more likely that theres been a dud batch of disc material , if not and this crxp manifests itself in the US expect to be reading class actions. if you dont get sense from the supplier, tell them you will post the whole issue on US based benz sites and copy the benz response and yr mail to them. one other thought , a lot of the drillings in the discs look blocked, have you been through any road salt slurry ,before you parked the car ?
     
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    Good spot, I hadn’t noticed that.
     
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    Why is the back plates so corroded? That's bad for a 6000 mile merc. Is a coastal car?
     
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    I was wondering just that...
     
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    road salt aint no friend of any exposed metal.... good practice to hit the car wash lance weekly to blast it off around wheels/arches.
     
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    I've always avoided jet washing the caliper area but a Honda dealer told us to get behind the wheel and blast them regularly when we had problems with sticking rear brakes on daughters Jazz.
     
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    i always do it. except on vdoz which never sees road salt ! i just make sure brakes kept "warm" on way home so all dry before car gets back in garage. v doz gets the treatment on warm spring /summer day.
     
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    And, do they replace the brakes on the used cars before passing the problem to an unsuspecting buyer?
     
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    No and look at the brakes of the cars on the forecourt that have been washed and not moved.
     

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