Due to a problem with the brake booster, Mercedes-Benz is recalling a total of 17,687 vehicles and telling owners to stop driving.
Are they doing the same for UK? @LostKiwiI have no idea if this has anything to do with this issue but this was on news here today.
Due to a problem with the brake booster, Mercedes-Benz is recalling a total of 17,687 vehicles and telling owners to stop driving.www.carexpert.com.au
So asked the question of MBUK.
Hmmmm…So asked the question of MBUK.
And the answer....
Thank you for holding, the recalls are market specific, so I cannot conform if there will be a recall in the UK, if there is a recall, your retailer will be in touch to advise that there is a recall repair
Somewhat underwhelming response.
When I pointed out it was a safety issue it got no better.
I am unable to comment on this, you would need to speak with your retailer regarding this, or you can get in touch with the Customer Assistance Centre on 0207 660 9993 Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
So very helpful. (Not).
It's worse than that....
I’d (if you’ve not already done so…) be inspecting for corrosion urgentlyIt's worse than that....
The corrosion is internal from what believe.
It weakens the connection of the vacuum line to the body of the servo.
There was a similar issue with GLA etc in 2017.
I'd say that you are not the only one that was caught like that..but on the positive side, had you neglected it and had an accident, the outcome could have been much worse.What really pi$$es me off is that my ML270, built in 2003, has just had that issue - hissing etc. Brakes were still working OK. Have paid $900 for the repair including a new booster. Now that is 2003, not 2005 onwards and, as it was fixed by a non-authorised mechanic, I have no recourse to MB for recompense. If only the recall had been sent out a month earlier, I would have had a good chance of getting it fixed free. Grrr. Seems the problem might be wider spread than suggested.
As a pointer, problem first showed up as a whistle, some 10-20 seconds after engine shutdown. That went on for quite a few weeks and then a constant hissing started whilst driving until the brake pedal was depressed, even lightly - it then ceased until pedal was released. It was at this point I decided to get it fixed.
It’s W164 and onwards apparently, at least so I was told…Just checked recall history for my 2003 W163 and nothing there.
( you can check for safety recalls on the GOV MOT check page)
You must have been talking to them same time as me.I’m on the phone to them right now, it’s the first time they’ve been contacted about it…
Bless. Ours is booked in for when we get back, we will be unlikely to have time between getting the car back from W-M and leaving for Dover to get it done.You must have been talking to them same time as me.
Mines booked in Monday 13:15.
It did take 2 goes though...
Initial appointment was 8:15 Monday but they did it with Sytners Cheltenham &Gloucester!
New girl poor thing. All sorted now.