SLC43 slipping ??

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MBO member has got a 2017 SLC43AMG very nice...

However, on a cold day and on a slope when he brakes or drives away from a stop, it "Shudders" as if its slipping on a gravel surface.

His car does have sports tyres but it seems strange that it would give this feeling?

Any thoughts ?
 

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Has it been back to the dealer? It is after all under warranty?
 

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Sounds like it might be related to the issue as MB are having with the GLC and new E63S 4 matic, the summer sports tyres are scrabbling or shuddering, albeit in those cases at close to lock.
I used to experience it in my first 212 as well.
MB have ‘solved’ the issue with all weather tyres
 
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Its been back but dealer says its tyres...As they are "Sports" just seems a bit far fetched for a car of that size and caliber to be slipping due to tyres?
Wonder if it was a plug to say bye bye to customer.
 
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Sounds like it might be related to the issue as MB are having with the GLC and new E63S 4 matic, the summer sports tyres are scrabbling or shuddering, albeit in those cases at close to lock.
I used to experience it in my first 212 as well.
MB have ‘solved’ the issue with all weather tyres

Thanks John, so it might well be the tyres then... I know when I tested the SLC last year I can't recall this happening and it was on a 350 which would have had normal all weather tyres.
 

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There was also a recall on the ESP system on these was there not?
 

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Thanks John, so it might well be the tyres then... I know when I tested the SLC last year I can't recall this happening and it was on a 350 which would have had normal all weather tyres.
Might also have been in the spring or summer Mark. The cold weather accentuates this issue
Also just a point when you mention the 350- all cars are sold in this country with ‘summer’ tyres on - we’re left to our own devices what to do when winter approaches (and everyone has an opinion!)- in the case of the GLC issue it is unusual that Mercedes took the step to fit all weather- that after extreme pressure from consumers
 

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When it does it does the traction control light flicker on and off? If it were struggling for grip I would expect the TC to be flashing or the ABS to be kicking in (quite a distinctive noise/sensation).
 
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Thats a good point... I will advise the member...
 

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When it does it does the traction control light flicker on and off? If it were struggling for grip I would expect the TC to be flashing or the ABS to be kicking in (quite a distinctive noise/sensation).
had that type of issue when i had avons on my car went back to pirelli end of .
 

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Had an issue with scrabbling albeit on my W202, solved by changing tyres from Hankooks to Michelins.

Sounds like oversensitive TC tbh Mark...
 

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