Will MB do a free rust repair twice on the same panel?

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Will MB do a free rust repair twice on the same panel?

I had my rear wheel arches done three or four years ago free of charge.The right rear wheel arch is bubbling up nicely again:rolleyes:

Just wondering if they will do it again for free ( car is immaculate with FMBSH) 2001 model
 

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My experience suggest they won't. The repaired corrosion on the bottom of my doors, respraying the whole door in the process. When I noticed bubbling at the top of the dorr they said their paint thickness test showed the door had been resprayed so they wouldn't do the repair!
 

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It is possible they may decide to do it, As far as Im aware they only give 3 yr warranty on rust repairs..but you really need to go back and check with them
 

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We have had a few that have had the work re done,,though all of these rust and other faults seem to be drawn from a lottery as to whether they will fix it
 
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Took the car in today to MB body repair shop. They took photos and and sent the details off to Germany. Fingers crossed !!
 
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Good news, they will do it for a 10% charge..............£35.:D

I will also get my new AMG rear bumper fitted by them also, as they have to remove the old one anyway. :D
 

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Good news, they will do it for a 10% charge..............£35.:D

I will also get my new AMG rear bumper fitted by them also, as they have to remove the old one anyway. :D

10% charge of £35..... hmmm it would be better for them to do it completely FOC and then i suspect people would be more happy with the result...... it sounds a bit petty of them to charge you £35 for it.
 
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Yes I know, probably pays the admin fees or something trivial

I am just about to order a rear AMG bumper. Do you think I should go for the one with no exhaust cut outs A220 885 0525 or the one B66036051 with 2 cut outs for single pipes ? ( tail pipes would have to be custom made to look right)

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personally id go for no exhaust cuts. looks great, but doesnt shout too loudly about it! also saves having to have the pipes custom made!
 
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I think you are right............just like a low cut dress.....a hint of excitement :lol:
 

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couldnt have put it better!
 

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For me it would have to be the one in the first pic.
 
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According to Inchcape Oxford


A2208850525 is for diesel models, no cut outs

B66036052 is for 12 cylinder models from model year 2003 ( 4 pipes )

B66036051 is for 6 & 8 cylinder models from model year 2003 ( 2 pipes )

Surely there must be an option for 2001 petrol models?? :confused:
 

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Good news, they will do it for a 10% charge..............£35.:D

I will also get my new AMG rear bumper fitted by them also, as they have to remove the old one anyway. :D

My rust also came back on drivers rear wheel arch and some new rust on the roof, went back to merc and got an offer of 20% off leaving me to pay £680. Me car is one year older than yours and has not been to Mercedes for a service service for the past two years. I think if it has full merc history they may have paid up.
 

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Interesting this, the "8 year rule" would appear to be a figment of some peoples imagination.
Lets hope they repair it properly and treat the other problem area's with some rust proofing materials.
 

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