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Mercedes rusting..

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Tilasmi, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Tilasmi

    Tilasmi New Registration

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    Is this normal, your red Mercedes Vito 111 CDIstarts rusting to look like this when it is 9 years old?

    http://mercedes-vito111cdi.eu/
    :(

    Let me know what you think...
    Is Mercedes obliged to fix this or compensate me? Does it fall under guarantee?
     

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  2. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    We had a good rust thread but one of the mods took it away, very sad really and it upset a lot of people and in my view it should be opened up again. We even, lost one of our best members over the closing of that thread.

    Back to your problem, that is terrible and one can clearly see in that picture that the steel is of a sh!t quality, have you asked about it at your dealers
     
  3. toby1

    toby1 Senior Member

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    Try your local MB dealer and keep your fingers crossed
     
  4. Mic

    Mic Senior Member

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    That is disgraceful at only nine years old.

    Mic
     
  5. 47p2

    47p2 Senior Member

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    All too common with the Vito and sadly Mercedes-Benz will not help you out. They only give a 3 year warranty with this vehicle as they class it as a commercial vehicle.
     
  6. Frontstep

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    I doubt you will get anywhere, its very common on the commercials I would advise anyone to avoid them.
     
  7. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Absolutely disgusting though all the same :(:(

    Do they use the steel sheets that are too rusty for the cars
     
  8. _Taz_

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    shat quality steel pal, end of, get 2nd hand door & move on, the dealer won't help as they WILL rely on the MB HQ to pay out...

    terrible water trap, so the door will only go the same way....

    such a shame for a nice van ! :mad:
     
  9. Frontstep

    Frontstep Senior Member

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    Use some rust killing stuff, stick the trim back on, you fix that and it will rust elsewhere.
    Theres no end to it.
     
  10. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    But there is nowhere to fit the trim to now
     
  11. Spannaz

    Spannaz Active Senior Members

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    just don't take it to a MB bodyshop, you'll be wasting your time and money in my opinion! Best take it to a bodyshop that is prepared to do the repairs properly rahter than just fill and paint.
     
  12. Richard Elliot

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    The dutch owner wrote that he has 'polished' one panel with brake fluid.... not known as a rust treatment I believe...
     
  13. LTD

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    It could be worse.

    You could have bought a top of the range saloon from the S Class range with a perceived 30yr body warranty.

    Then again, unicorns fart glitter. Don't they ?
     
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    I believe the department for MOBILO claims is now being run by Lewis Carrolls descendants after the unicorn ran off.
     
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    Big self tappers screwed from the back, it needs a door or skin really.
     
  16. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Probably be better with the bolts that they use on old houses where the walls are bulging and an iron plate each side and the threaded rod through the whole thing
     
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    Genius
     

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  18. Naraic

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    That wouldn't work...how would the doors open?
     
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    This is not uncommon, you can see many Mercedes commercial vans on the road much younger and equally as bad.
    A premium brand i don't think so, again trading on past glories, the standard of Mercedes commercials is no better than a Lada.
     
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    ^ Harsh...

    But fair.
     

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