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SBC ADVISE NEEDED

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by laboudi, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. laboudi

    laboudi New Registration

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    I took my car to the stealer after getting the "service brake...visit workshop" fault. I thought it might be the SBC since the car is almost 10 years old and I was hoping, if it is a pump fault, to get replaced for free since the car is still within the ten year warranty period.

    well........I was right and it turned out that the SBC pump needs to be replaced but the dealer told me that MB Germany agreed to only find 50% of the replacement cost leaving me with £950 bill.

    I tried to negotiate with the dealer and asked if they can appeal MB Germany decision. The answer was negative. He told me that he can give me a discount as the frond brake pads and discs needs replacement as well bringing the bill down to £1150 instead of £1450.


    Not sure what to do. I don't think the whole car worth more than £4k and it seems stupid to spend such an amount especially that some people on this forum and other forums have managed to get it replaced for free.
     
  2. Alex Crow

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    Hard for us to help, we cannot influence MBUK, sadly!

    For the record, I am certain that there was never any such thing as a 10 year SBC warranty.
    Mercedes have helped a lot over the years, with many replaced F.O.C - but there was never an official policy that was made public.
     
  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    As Alex there was no policy on this, the sad thing is this is not happening in the USA.

    I wonder what the real price of the pump is, and how much an indie would charge to fit one
     
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    I think my grievience would be that only a few month ago these were being done foc, they have now had a change of policy and are charging. :(
     
  5. paul hayward

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    i would be interested to know the answer to this one too, long may our SBC pump continue
     
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    yep..think i would feel a bit miffed if they "used" to be replaced F.O.C.:(
     
  7. malcolm210

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    The SBC debacle turned out to be a costly mistake for MB and now the owners of older cars are picking up the tab. Unfortunate but we all knew it would happen one day. The OP might be able to purchase a replacement pump from MB and have it fitted by an Indie, just a thought, this might save a few ££.
     
  8. KNIGHT RIDER

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    There is a company online called BBA REMAN i used them when i had a faulty ecu on the A-Class they do pump repairs also but word of advise they quote more over the phone than they do on Flea Bay they do buy it now price to repair or offer i got the a class sorted for £50 less doing it that way hope this hepls
     
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    BBA have a very bad name, they take your money and then say cannot be done. This is also a critical safety component.
     
  10. KNIGHT RIDER

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    Oh ok hairy muff... i never had a issue but i only used them once
     
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    Lots on here have been taken for a ride with them, there are better firms like Actronics, but again this is still between Bosch and MB, any rights to parts needs to be given.

    I seam to recall that the pump cost £800 or thats what MB are taking for it
     
  12. KNIGHT RIDER

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    Well this is one of the reasons we join forums to gain insight into what we love i wont use them again now im hearing all this
     
  13. paul hayward

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    you saved 50 quid? .... Sandbanks you say;)..nice place sandbanks:D
     
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    You dont get anywhere in life if your not carefull with your cash and lets face it who wants to spend money on a A-Class they are junk
     

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